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THENDRMAL 
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NORMAL 
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A YEAR BOOK PUBLISHED BY 
STUDENTS OF THE BRIDGE- 
WATER STATE NORMAL SCHOOL 
UNDER THE AUSPICES OE THE 
NORMAL CLUB ::::::::: 



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BRIDGEWATER, MASS: 
ARTHUR H. WILLIS, PRINTER. 



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TO OUR 
HONORED PRINCIPAL AND FRIEND, 

ALBERT GARDNER BOYDEN, 

WE AFFECTIONATELY DEDICATE 
OUR WORK. 



jpteface. 




|0R the fifth time the Normal Offering appears as 
a representation of all stages of the school life of 
the Bridgewater State Normal School. 

The object, this year, is to issue a book as little 
dependent as possible, in plan and arrangement, 
upon the former editions, but yet retaining all their value and 
interest. We have tried to combine originality with the sug- 
gestions obtained from previous Offerings, and to advance this 
year's Offering a little nearer to the goal of perfection. 

We have endeavored to represent both the serious and the 
humorous sides of the school life within and without the classes 
and halls. All personal comments have been taken simply to 
add to the life and interest of the work, and are presented with 
only the best of feelings, and entirely free from criticism of any 
sort. 

Our sincere thanks are extended to Mr. Sinnott, to our ad- 
visory board, to our illustrators, to the whole school, who have 
shown their appreciation of our efforts by their support, and to 
all others who have contributed in any way to the success of 
the Offering. 

In placing this book before the graduates and undergrad- 
uates of the school, we wish to say that if the pleasure they de- 
rive from it is in proportion to our most earnest efforts to make 
it a success, it will not have been written in vain. 





JNOTHER year has passed during which many 
improvements together with new features have 
been added to the working plan of the school. 
The studies in general have assumed a broader 
aspect, yet retaining their former definiteness of 
purpose. 

The experimental training now assumes a more practical 
application, especially in the Model School. Mineralogy is 
now introduced into the 6th, 7th, and 8th grades where the 
pupils experiment on actual specimens and recite regularly upon 
facts derived from observation of them. Thus the children are 
brought into closer contact with the inanimate world about 
them. 

In Geology, more attention is paid to field work because of 
the relation with Harvard College, which many of our young 
men attend after completing their course. Mr. Sinnott is also 
rewriting his topics in Geography. The fundamental plan will 
remain the same but the material will be somewhat changed. 

A new feature has been introduced into the study of Zo- 
ology ; namely, the students now keep two note-books, one re- 
cording the results of each lesson separately, and the other 
keeping a general record of the entire work. 

The History course has been made easier and the results 
more lasting by the introduction of map books which contain 
the outline maps needed in the course, and which the students 
fill in with water colors. Thus, instead of loose sheets and in- 
accurate outlines, the correct maps are united in book form. 

Through the untiring efforts of our honored principal, 
Bridgewater has finally obtained that which she has greatly 



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needed for some time, a new gymnasium building. The appro- 
priations have been made by the State and the plan decided 
upon, so that the work of construction may be immediately be- 
gun. The magnificent structure will be situated on the green 
opposite the school building, which the main entrance of the 
gymnasium will face. The main part of the building will be 
fifty feet by ninety feet, and will contain the main gymnasium 
hall, gallery, and running track. Attached to this part will be 
a projection, twenty-four feet by fifty feet, the entrance to which 
will be adorned with towers. This addition will contain the 
class rooms. The basement will be devoted to dressing rooms, 
lockers, and bath rooms, in which class bathing will be employed. 

Another marked improvement will be the installation of an 
electric plant in the basement of the Normal School building. 
This plant will contain dynamos and engines for the lighting of 
the school buildings. 

Many times during the past year the regret has been ex- 
pressed that there is no " Normal song." True, there are several 
songs called Normal songs, but these are short, and without any 
great literary or musical value. Harvard has her song, " Fair 
Harvard." Why should not Bridgewater have her song, the 
music and words of which should be entirely original ? If some 
students will have enough confidence to compose the stanzas, 
Miss Prince has kindly assured us that they shall be set to the 
proper music, and Normal will then have her song. 

The Normal Offering, as the representative of the school, 
takes this opportunity of congratulating the Normal Club upon 
the success of their entertainments, all of which were of high 
standard and deserving much praise. 

The Offering wishes to call its readers' attention to the large 
Alumni column, — the increase over previous years' representa- 
tion, the success attained by Normal students as teachers, and 
the tributes to the helpfulness of the B. N. S. 




Dedication, .... 

Preface, 

Editorials, .... 

Table of Contents, 
Albert Gardner Boyden, 
Faculty, ..... 

Model School Instructors, 
Graduation Day, 1902, 
Farewell to Normal, 
The Classes, .... 

Class A, 

Lucky Thirteen, 

Seniors, .... 

Class B, 

Class C, 

Class D, . 

Juniors, 

Specials, .... 
Special Edition de Bridgewater, 
Alumni, 

Normal Offering, . 
Bridgewater Normal Association, 
Normal Club, .... 

Entertainments, 
Other Entertainments, . 



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Junior Social, .... 

Christmas Celebration, . 

Social of the Four Year Classes, 

Kappa Delta Phi Initiations, 

Convention at Hingham, 

Secret Societies, 

Kappa Delta Phi, 

Lambda Phi, 

The Six Owls, . 
The Eight, 

The Ten Pins, . 

Alpha Gamma Phi, . . 

The Select, 

Delta Alpha Tau, 
Athletic Association, 

Football, 

Baseball, 

Basketball 

Golf, 

Tennis, 

Ping Pong, 
Literary Department, 

From the Editor's Waste Basket, 

Home Life, 

Higher Warfare, 

On My Pen, 

Diary of a Normalite, 

Fudge Telephone, 

The Stanhope Ring, 

Ruth's Victory, 

A Letter, . 

Grinds, 
Advertisements, 



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IHIS YEAR we dedicate our "book and heart" to 
our keen critic and true friend, Albert Gardner 
Boyden. If this book of ours proves to be, in any- 
true sense, the epitome of the present life of our 
Alma Mater, it is peculiarly fitting that we dedi- 
cate it to him who, today, after forty years of service, is more 
than ever the head of the Bridgewater Normal School. 

We rely upon his interest in our athletic training and con- 
tests. Has he not always, by precept and by example, advocated 
the teacher's duty and privilege to possess a fine physique ? 
Has he not extolled the virtue of a. healthy and well-disciplined 
body? If he has not been able to attend every football, base- 
ball and basket ball game, he has certainly promoted the mate- 
rial interest of athletics by his indefatigable and successful 
efforts to secure our much needed gymnasium. 

In all that makes for true scholarship we recognize Mr. 
Boyden's stimulus. We may have been sorely depressed at 
times by our inability to distinguish truly between "a cat" and 
"Tom, the cat", or by our lack of knowledge concerning "the 
ears of birds" and "the teeth of hens." Yet we are grateful 
beyond words for general exercises, psychology lessons and pri- 
vate interviews — indeed, for everything that revealed our lack 
of accurate observation, logical reasoning and power of making 
practical applications, and that spurred us to thoroughness, con- 
sistency and individuality. 

Emerson's " American Scholar " has sometimes been called 
the American people's "Declaration of Intellectual Indepen- 
dence." To how many of us has some convincing general truth 
or earnest personal word of Mr. Boyden's been the declaration 
of our intellectual independence ! From the day that it was ut- 
tered we have been ashamed to be content with second hand in- 
formation, superficial observation and biased conclusion. Crude 
we may often be in the future, but never again deliberately 



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superficial. We cannot hope to equal the keen intellectuality, 
ripe scholarship and controlled originality of this wonderful man, 
seventy-five years young. But we can hope to emulate his in- 
tellectual fair-mindedness, industry and perseverance. 

It is, however, as teacher and friend that our hearts pay 
most grateful tribute to Mr. Boyden. The record of his work 
as teacher might well fill a volume. It would be the history of 
this school, and the biographies of hundreds of men and women 
up and down the country. Years from now such a record may 
be written to inspire our children's children. We count our- 
selves happy, however, to be living in these days when the his- 
tory is making. 

Three characteristics of Mr. Boyden as a teacher seem es- 
pecially distinctive. First, he is a practical idealist. He com- 
bines, in a rare degree, an optimistic, far-reaching grasp of edu- 
cational ideals, with a practical, shrewd conservatism. Hence, 
he avoids many disappointments and mistakes. Every physical, 
mental and spiritual effort tells. There are no backward steps 
and no depressing waits. Ahead of his age, and yet of his age, 
he moves forward to the goal, " without haste, without rest." 
He knows how to dream, to work, and, when need be, even to 
wait, for the carrying out of God's great plans. 

Then, too, Mr. Boyden handles men and things with con- 
summate skill and tact. He studies every situation with refer- 
ence to the present and the future. He makes up his mind cau- 
tiously, impartially, firmly. He listens thoughtfully to all pro- 
per advice, modifying his plans if he finds cause. Next he stud- 
ies people, their special elements of strength and their possibili- 
ties as helpers. Without loss of dignity or honor, he nearly 
always wins them to his way of thinking or acting. All who 
know him in educational comradeship bear testimony to this 
gift which we students recognize so well. The same loyal def- 
erence which we feel shows in the honors accorded him by 
National Educators, and in the unselfish devotion to him and 
the school shown by the teachers who have so long worked hand 
to hand and heart to heart with him here. 

The third trait of Mr. Boyden's character, and the one which, 
perhaps, we admire the most, is his sympathy with the ambitions, 



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successes, failures and possibilities of every individual pupil. 
If he ever seems not to recognize a fond desire of ours, it is 
doubtless because he wishes to hold us to our best and truest 
ideals. His sympathy has a tonic quality, and he always shows 
us the inspiration of a great trust. Nelson said to his soldiers, 
" England expects every man to do his duty." Mr. Boyden says 
to his graduates, " Bridgewater expects every man to live up to 
his privileges, remembering, ' I am, I can, I ought, I will." As 
we struggle upward toward the intellectual and moral heights, 
this friend does not leave us lonely or unaided, but 

"As a bird each fond endearment tries 
To tempt its new-fledged offspring to the skies, 
He tries each art, reproves each dull delay 
Allures to brighter worlds and leads the way." 





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NO. 



ALBERT G. BOYDEN, A. M. 

Principal of the Normal School and Instructor in 
Educational Study of Man. 

Bridgewater Normal School, 1849. A. M. Amherst College, 
1 861. Principal English High, Salem. Sub-Master Chapman 
Grammar School, Boston. Instructor at Bridgewater Normal 
School, 1850-53 ; 1857-60. Principal of the School since i860. 

ARTHUR C. BOYDEN, A. M. 

Vice- Principal and Instructor in Natural Science, 
History and Civil Polity. 

Bridgewater Normal School, 1871. Amherst College, 1876. 
A. M. Amherst College, 1879. Taught Mathematics Chauncy 
Hall School, Boston, 1876-79. In 1891 went with J. W. Dick- 
inson on Educational Commission to Jamaica. Instructor in 
Chautauqua and Cottage City Summer Schools. Bridgewater 
Normal School since 1879. 

FRANZ H. KIRMAYER, Ph. D. 

Instructor in Classics and Modem Languages. 

Attended Universities of Munich and Giessen. Ph. D. Bos- 
ton College, 1895. Served in War of Rebellion, 1864-5. Vice- 
Consul of United States at Munich, 1868. Author of several 
text books. At Bridgewater Normal since 1870. 



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WILLIAM D. JACKSON. 

Instructor in Science, English Literature, Mathematics. 

Bridgewater Normal School, 1880. Special course at Mass. 
Institute of Technology. Courses at Boston Teachers' School 
of Science. Taught at the Royal Normal College for the Blind, 
London, England. At Bridgewater Normal School since 1883. 

CHARLES P. SINNOTT, B. S. 

Instructor in Geology, Geography and Physiology. 

Bridgewater Normal School, 1881. Harvard College, 1889. 
Principal Normal Department of Atlanta University, 1882-7. 
Teacher of Mathematics and Science, Milwaukee State Normal 
School, 1889-97. Called to Bridgewater Normal, 1897. 

HARLAN P. SHAW. 

Instructor in Chemistry, Mineralogy and Manual Training. 

Bridgewater Normal School, 1890. Post-Graduate and As- 
sistant, 1890-91. Special courses at Mass. Institute of Tech- 
nology and Harvard University. Instructor at Bridgewater 
since 1891. Student in Graduate School, Harvard. 

FRANK E. GURNEY. 

Instructor in Latin, Astronomy, Book-Keeping. 

Bridgewater Normal School, 1890. Special courses. Taught 
at School of St. Paul, Garden City, Long Island. At Bridge- 
water Normal School since 1891. 

ISABELLE S. HORNE. 

Instructor in Vocal Culture and Reading. 

Courses in Boston University School of Oratory. Taught at 
Dover, N. H. Master's Assistant in Prescott Grammar School, 
Somerville. At Bridgewater Normal School since 1875. 



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CLARA S. PRINCE. 

Instructor in Vocal Culture and Algebra. 

Bridgewater Normal School, 1875. Courses at Holt Institute 
of Vocal Harmony, and American Institute of Normal Methods. 
Taught in Andrew School, Boston. Master's Assistant in Bige- 

low School, Newton. At Bridgewater Normal since 1879. 



FANNY A. COMSTOCK. 

Instructor in Rhetoric, Arithmetic, Botany. 

Bridgewater Normal School, 1875. Taught in Marlborough 
High School. Instructor in Easton State Normal School, Cas- 
tine, Me. At Bridgewater since 1888. 



ELIZABETH H. PERRY. 

Instructor in Drawing, 

Westfield Normal School, 1880. Studied in Normal Art 
School, Boston. Taught in public schools of Springfield, Mass. 
Supervised Drawing in schools of Chelsea. Taught in Normal 
Art School. At Bridgewater Normal School since 1891. 



MARY ALICE EMERSON, A. B. 

Instructor in English. 

Bridgewater Normal School 1886. Head of English Depart- 
ment, Plymouth (N. H.) Normal School, 1886-1888. Wellesley 
College, 1892. Preceptress St. Johnsbury Academy, St. Johns- 
bury, Vermont, 1892- 1896. Head of English Department, Nor- 
wich Free Academy, Norwich, Conn., 1896- 1900. Graduate 
work at Wellesley, 1 900-1 901. At Bridgewater Normal School 
since 1901. 



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BESSIE L. BARNES. 

Instructor in Physiology. Physical Training. 

Boston Normal School. Boston Normal School of Gymnas- 
tics, 1893. Taught in the Lowell School, Boston. Instructor 
at Bridgewater Normal School since 1883. 

LILLIE E. MERRITT. 

Assistant Instructor in Drawing. 

Bridgewater Normal School, 1894. Assistant during last two 
years of course. Regular instructor since 1894. 

LILLIAN A. HICKS. 

Supervisor of Practice Teaching. 

Bridgewater Normal School, 1875. Teacher in public schools 
of Acushnet, Petersham, East Bridgewater, Quincy, Boston. 
Returned to Bridgewater as Principal of Model School, Sept. 
1 89 1. Became Supervisor of Practice Teaching, Sept. 1899. 



9/fodei School instructors, 

BRENELLE HUNT, Principal. Gtade IX. 

Bridgewater Normal School, 1896. Principal Grammar 

School, North Abington, '95-7. Principal Grammar School, 

Westfield, '97-9. Returned to Bridgewater as Principal of 
Model School, Fall of 1899. 

ADELAIDE REED. Grade IX. 

Bridgewater Normal School, 1865. Taught in schools of 
Pembroke, Kingston, Abington, Maiden, Newton, Somerville. 
Teacher at Bridgewater since 1896. 



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MARTHA M. BURNELL. Grade VIII. 

Gorham Normal School, Me., 1887. Special course at Bridge- 
water Normal. Course at Harvard Summer School. Taught in 
schools of Concord, N. H., and Chelsea. At Bridgewater, since 
1895. 

SARAH V. PRICE. Grade VII 

Special course at Bridgewater Normal, 1899. Taught in 
schools of Warehouse Point, Conn., Montclair, N. J. Principal 
of Grammar School, East Hartford, Conn. Returned to Bridge- 
water, 1902. 

NELLIE M. BENNETT. Grade VI 

Bridgewater Normal School, 1888. Courses at Summer 
School. Taught in schools of Middleborough. Returned to 
Bridgewater, 1896. 

JENNIE BENNETT. Grade V 

Bridgewater Normal School, 1886. Courses at Summer 
Schools. Teacher in schools of Middleborough. Teacher at 
Bridgewater since 1898. 

MARY L. WALLACE. Grade IV 

Bridgewater Normal School, 1893. Teacher in schools of 
Rockport and Maiden. At Bridgewater since 1895. 

SARAH W. TURNER. Grade III 

Bridgewater Normal School, 1878. Teacher in schools of 
Bridgewater, Dighton, Somerville. Returned to Bridgewater as 
teacher in Model School in 1895. 

ANNIE LAWRIE SAWYER. Grade II 

Teacher since Sept. 1902 in 2nd grade, Model School. A 
graduate from the four years' course S. F. H. S., Warner, N. 
H. and two years Special Course, Bridgewater, Mass. Taught 
five years in Warner schools and two years in Wilmington, Del., 
previous to coming to Bridgewater. 



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FLORA M. STUART. Grade I. 

Bridgewater Normal School, 1889. Courses in Summer 
School. Teacher in schools of Fairhaven and Newton. Re- 
turned to Bridgewater as teacher, 1890. 

CLARA R. BENNETT. Grade /, B. 

Graduated from East Stronsburg, Pa., Normal, 1896, Bridge- 
water Normal, 1901. Taught in schools of Gardner and Beverly. 
In the Bridgewater Model School since 1901. 

ANNE M. WELLS. Kindergarten. 

Kindergarten Training Class in connection with Mrs. Quincy 
Shaw's School, Boston, 1889. Post-graduate work with Miss 
Fisher in Boston. Taught in schools of Brookline and Hart- 
ford. At Bridgewater since 1893. 

FRANCES P. KEYES, Assistant Kindergarten. 

Mrs. Aldrich's Training Class, Springfield, 1888. Taught in 
private kindergarten in Springfield, and public kindergarten in 
Hartford. At Bridgewater since 1895. 




(Srabuation 2>a£, 1902. 



HE classes of 1902 were favored with as beautiful a 
day for graduation as they could have wished. The 
school hall was filled by a large and interested au- 
dience. After devotional exercises and the render- 
ing of a song "Union and Liberty" by the school, 
the principal address was given by Mr. George H. Martin, for 
many years first assistant in this school, now one of the Super- 
visors of Schools in Boston. 

Mr. Martin took as his subject The Higher Functions of a 
Course of Study. He showed how the course now followed in 
the public schools had grown from the three R's of Colonial 
days, subject by subject, each addition being made by legislation 
in response to a public demand. Three purposes of a course of 
studies are to impart knowledge, to discipline, involving a grad- 
ual growth in exactness, thoroughness and self control, and to 
develop tastes and desires ; love of nature, love of art, and love 
of good books should be encouraged. Beyond all these pur- 
poses should be the love of service ; no man lives to himself 
alone ; the deeds of great men have been examples for the gen- 
erations which follow. Institutions come and go but man re- 
mains. 

Mr. Cushing of the four-year class presented to the school 
the picture which the graduating classes had chosen as their 
gift ; Mr. Boyden replied in acceptance. 

Mr. Boyden spoke to the graduates upon The Teacher's 
Opportunities, as these opportunities spring out of the relations 
which the teacher holds to his pupils. His personal habits, his 
manner of speech, attract or repel, are a help or a hindrance to 
the formation of good habits on their part ; his thinking and his 
tastes have influence in forming them ; his moral nature im- 
presses itself upon them, his spirit is imbibed by them ; the 
greatest opportunity comes from the unconscious influence of 
his inner life. The teacher has greater opportunity than any- 
one else, except the parent, to shape the destiny of individuals, 
society, the nation and the race. 



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Mrs. Palmer's address in presenting the diplomas has espe- 
cial interest in retrospect now that we know her voice will be 
heard here no more. Her thought was an illustration of what 
Mr. Martin had said of the love of service. The graduates were 
to go forth as servants as well as leaders. Those who fill the 
largest place in the world are those who are most truly and com- 
pletely the servants of others. This truth was emphasized con- 
cerning King Edward whose coronation was expected that week, 
while the life of President Roosevelt furnished another conspic- 
uous instance. 

Diplomas and certificates were given to about a hundred 
graduates and special students, including a few who finished 
their course in January. 

The second annual ivy-planting took place in the afternoon, 
with an oration, the reading of a history and of a poem, the 
burial of the records, and a speech in acceptance of the trust on 
the part of the undergraduates. 

The public exercises of the day were completed by the cus- 
tomary social gathering in the evening. 






farewell to ftlormal. 



Our life at dear Normal is now almost past. 
We've come to the day that we've worked for, at last. 
Yet now as we're leaving our dear Normal hall 
We wish to return thanks to one and to all. 
We've tried to be faithful in work and in play, 
To learn some new lesson on each golden day, 
For "not to be ministered unto" are we, 
But all unto others would ministers be. 

Now first to the Bay State, so true and so strong, 
Our grateful affection doth rightly belong. 
We thank our dear teachers for what they have done 
To help us prepare for the race we're to run. 
We cannot forget them, tho' far we may roam, 
And always and ever will this be our home. 
And now as we're leaving, how tender each heart 
With memories of Normal, from which we must part. 

As now we go forth to our mission in life, 

Armed with courage and purpose to help in the strife, 

Let us each carry with us the note of the school, 

Determined to make it our own golden rule. 

"Not for self but for others" our motto shall read, 

That in the true spirit of love we may lead ; 

For "not to be ministered unto" are we, 

But all unto others should ministers be. 



■ MJEJMgJiiLjjiiuiii.iiMhMBaaBa saH gn: ■ •- ■*■?* 




M. D. Carroll, President 

Lula E. Payson, Vice-President 

Amy W. Lawrence, . . . Secretary and Treasurer 
Bessie E. Waterman, Historian 

jOW in the year one thousand nine hundred and two, 
in the sixth month of that year, there arose among 
the members of the class that was called A, a 
mighty prophet, who spake, thus, saying, 

"And those that come after us, shall they not 
at first tremble and fear much, and shall they not lack confidence 
to lift up their voices in the assemblies ? Yet shall they struggle 
with good spirit till they wax exceeding strong and courageous, 
and there be none like unto them for courage." 

Thus was the prophecy fulfilled by the Section whom the 
leaders and chief among the people called D. And behold their 
names are written in the book of the Normals which is called 
the catalogue. 

And this is the record of these people in whom was the ful- 
fillment of the prophecy, in the fourth year that they dwelt in 
Bridgewater. In that same year their number was ten. 

Now in the first month which is called September, they 
spent much time, yea, two hours a day spent they, with Albert, 
the chief of teachers, who is also called the Righteous. Thus 
they also spent the second month, and the third month, and also 
the fourth, and the fifth which is called January. 

And behold there were with them many others from the 
Specials and the Irregulars, so that the congregation numbered 
about seven and forty. 



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" Hear me, O students, that ye may learn many things con- 
cerning the Art of Teaching. And lo ! the students listened and 
learned many things of priceless worth which aided them in 
their work. 

Moreover in those days of the fourth year that the people 
of the Section that is called D abode at Bridgewater, they be- 
came teachers of the children of the Model School. And behold! 
they began their work with much fear and trembling, as it had 
been prophesied concerning them. 

But it came to pass that they grew strong and courageous, 
and in the last days labored in the work with much rejoicing. 

Now four among the brethren, and one of the women, chose 
to sit at the feet of William and learn of him concerning trigo- 
nometry and geometry which was much advanced. 

And as he taught them they marvelled at his sayings, es- 
pecially when he spoke, saying, — 

" I beseech ye, O students, that ye gain a little facility and 
much felicity in the use of those numbers which are called loga- 
rithms." 

Moreover, he warned them many times that they take great 
heed lest they use too often new truths which they had discov- 
ered by much thought. 

And behold they answered, " So let it be." And going on 
they labored with great valor and courage. 

Now in a certain month of that year, and about the middle 
of that month, a strange malady seized upon certain of the peo- 
ple of Section D, so that they could remember no more to as- 
semble with their teacher to take counsel concerning their work 
among the children of the Model school. 

And the malady afflicted them sorely for many days and 
many remembered not to meet as they had been commanded. 

And the teacher wondered, yet laughed and said, "This 
that has come upon us came likewise in the days of our fathers 
and it will straightway disappear. 

And it came to pass that the prophecy concerning the mal- 
ady was fulfilled in the same month that it came upon them, and 
the students again assembled according to the commandment 
of their leaders. 



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Now when they were assembled together to learn the art 
of reading, their leader stood up before them and exhorted them 
saying, " What shall it profit a man if he gain all manner of 
knowledge and lack control of himself?" 

And the students saw that her words were full of wisdom 
and they sought diligently to follow them. Whereupon they be- 
came great in the art of reading in the eyes of all the people, so 
that tney rendered the words of Shakespeare as no others had 
rendered them since the time they were written. 

And one of the brethren achieved also great skill in the 
control of his body so that he was able to throw himself at a 
lady's feet with exceeding gracefulness 

And the honor of the Section was great because of these 
things. But the work required much exhortation before it was 
finished. 

Now it came to pass on the fourteenth day of the sixth 
month, that the people of Section D gave a feast and bade all 
the people who were sojourneying in the land of the Normals 
for three or four years to join with them. And it pleased these 
people greatly, so that they came gladly and aided the Section 
in its great feast. And when they were all assembled together 
there was much rejoicing and all were satisfied. 

But behold ! these are not all the things which the people 
of the Section that is called D did in the fourth year that they 
abode at Bridgewater. 

For lo, they studied the sun, the moon and the stars, and 
they made many drawings of much complexity, for the subject 
was exceeding difficult. 

And it came to pass that the number of these drawings 
grew exceeding large so that they weighed upon the students 
like unto a heavy burden. 

Therefore one of the students said, "Lo, I will sell my draw- 
ings which are called diagrams and add many shekels unto my 
purse." But behold, all the people had a great many and to spare 
and would not buy. 

And they also made drawings in geology which added unto 
their burden, so that they began to cry aloud saying, 

" Truly we are fed with nothing save Shakespeare and dia- 



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grams." And their lamentations were heard the length and 
breadth of the school. 

But it came to pass that their sorrow was turned into joy 
and their weeping into laughter. And in the last days they 
raised a song of thanksgiving unto their leaders for their great 
kindness and mercy unto them in all the years that they dwelt 
at Bridgewater saying ; — 

" Unto thee, O Normal 
Do we give thanks ; 
For thou hast raised us, 
Yea, hast lifted us up, 
From the depth of ignorance 
Hast thou raised us. 

And there was great rejoicing and thanksgiving among all 
the Section. 



JTJembers* 



Boyden, Ethel Bridgewater 

Carroll, Michael Davitt 

East Bridgewater 
Matossian, Jesse Aintab, Syria 

Pellissier, Robert Edouard 

Brooklyn, N. Y. 
Vinal, William Gould Norwell 



Clapp, Ida May Scituate 

Gunn, Sarah Cameron Dedham 

Lawrence, Amy Winifred 

Lebanon, N. H. 
Payson, Lula Estelle Camden, Me. 

Valentine, Jennie Judith Fairhaven 

Waterman, Bessie Everson Campello 





u'J H. Forest Wilson, President 

4 

f Lucie E. Reed, Vice-President 

A. Laura Harding, 

Secretary and Treasurer 

Florence A. Baker, 

Normal Offering 

Lucie E. Reed, Historian 

Colors — Maroon and Gold. 

■RnnnmmiKmniinniMnns 

(E ARE 13 ; a baker's dozen with the Baker included. 
When we entered upon our duties in September 
we were glad to know that every member of our be- 
loved "Section A." had returned. It became ne- 
cessary after awhile that the good old Section be 
divided into parts, for now the time had come when the "Three 
Years students" must shift for themselves. The new class 
flourished under the name of "we" and had one officer, the his- 
torian. A few other students were looking for people like our- 
selves, and finding us, by mutual consent the Irregulars became 
an organized class with the above named officers. 

During the past year we have realized what our work here 
means, and have aimed for the goal more earnestly. Many 
pleasing incidents have happened during the year, which, when 
recalled, bring back old memories and pleasant associations. 
The incidents are many and of great variety, due to metamor- 
phism and crystallization. You will say I am right in the use 
of geological terms, when you remember that "the first year, 
we're young ; the second, we're old ; and the third, fossils" — As 
the last, it is our wish to be a benefit to our successors who may 
profit by our mistakes and use our good qualities for an example. 
Joys and sorrows for ourselves and others began with our 
initiation into Model School life and the mysteries of Psychology. 




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In the latter we have learned what we are, what we ought to be, 
and in connection with the former, tried to put theory into prac- 
tice. At the first assignment of grades the three gentleman of 
the class went to the kindergarten. This was a small beginning, 
to be sure, but 4 the great ending is the enevitable result. The 
fact that Mr. Wilson stepped to intermediate work proved too 
much for him. He became ill and was obliged to go to his 
home. After a severe sickness he gained strength and returned 
to school, where he was warmly welcomed by his classmates. 
The vacation habit was contagious, for after the February holi- 
day, another one of our members took Wing(s) and flew, but re- 
turned after the spring vacation to maintain the "lucky 13." 

The psychology classes never ceased to be interesting, some- 
times entertaining ; especially when certain persons volunteered 
information. Once, when Mr. Boyden asked, "Who has ever 
seen the diaphragm of a pig?" Mr. Northcott replied, "Mr. Sin- 
nott has one." Mr. Wilson when asked of what use was the 
hair on the face, quickly replied, "I have no use for it there." 
This statement was in direct contradiction to his actions last 
year. Miss Wing seemed to agree with Mr. Wilson that hair 
on the face was not becoming to men. She did not explain why 
she was so impressed. One incident of the reading class is not 
likely to be forgotten. Again Miss Wing seems to be the un- 
fortunate one for it fell to her lot to read. 

"Love swells like the Solway but ebbs like its tide." 
Miss Home remarked, "It wouldn't appear so from your action." 
The laugh which followed was increased ten-fold by Miss 
Home's additional statement, "I didn't mean anything personal, 
you all have had similar experiences." Have we? 

Every member of the "lucky 13" is an important factor in 
the school life. Mr. Wilson has charge of the school, where 
you can get what you ask for, or 'something just as good,' an- 
other member belongs to a King-ly race, and one is recognized 
by all to be the Keen 'n of the class. Mr. Eldridge is the actor, 
impersonating Scrooge or Shylock with perfect ease. I forgot 
to mention that we have a fourth Mann. In gymnastics one 
young lady shows such motor control, it would appear as if she 
were a statue, and one might ask 'Isherwood?' A literary career 



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is marked out for another, for when she cannot express herself 
in prose she uses poetry. Two members are inseparable and so 
much alike that even their names begin with the same letter H. 
The little one is Miss Williams, little, but Oh my! 

During the past years of our Normal life the 'round robin' 
has found its way into each member's home. It is the wish of 
all that the 'robin' may never die but returning each year may 
find each one further advanced, and more ready 

To add to the world's joy and mirth ; 

To render fair the path of duty ; 
To sprinkle sunshine o'er the earth ; 

To see in all things hidden beauty. 

To put aside all needless strife ; 

To struggle onward in endeavor ; 
To gather in the heart of life 

The inner wealth that lasts forever. 



77}embers. 



Northcott, John Warren 
Wilson, Henry Forrest 
Baker, Florence Adeline 
Hammond, Helen Adair 
Harding, Annie Laura 
Isherwood, Elsie May 
King, Tina Marie 



Quincy 

Gloucester 

Westwood 

Kingston 

Cottage City 

New Bedford 

Wollaston 



Keenan, Margaret Winifred 

Southbridge 
Mann, Grace Leonard E. Bridgewater 
Reed, Lucie Estes Brockton 

Wing, Irma Ethyl West Medford 

Eldridge, Alberta Morton S. Chatham 
Williams, Agnes Sophie Taunton 




Seniors. 




Blanche M. Brickett, President 

Sara T. Allen, Vice-President 

Edna F. Scott, ...... Secretary 

Lulu M. Dix, Treasurer 

Linna M. Ferrer, ...... Historian 

Class Colors — Dark Green and Gold 

Jfcisiory, 

|EMPUS FUGIT" was the sage remark of Virgil in 
old Roman times. What would he have said if he 
had been a Senior at the Bridgewater Normal 
School ! When we entered upon our course as 
Juniors with what long faces and heavy hearts we 
thought "Two years away from home ! " Now as we look back 
over the time we have spent here, it seems impossible that 
months have elapsed, yet the future has become the past, and 
the Regular Class of 1901 has made its history. 

If it does seem impossible to realize that we have stayed at 
B. N. S. two years, we need only look at our pile of note-books 
to find that 'Life was earnest'. Can we ever forget the hours 
we spent in drawing birds for zoology ! One thought consoled 
us always in our work. Every bird we drew was carefully la- 
belled to avoid mistakes as to identity ; yet even then whenever 
we prided ourselves upon a particularly well-extended quail, 
some poor critic would say, "Why, what a beautiful robin"! 
The Senior, exemplifying the forbearing spirit of her class, 
would only sigh, while the critic passed on, happy in the con- 
sciousness of having done at least one good deed that day. 

In the early fall, Seniors might be observed carrying ham- 
mers with which to pound knowledge out of stones, not into one 



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another's heads. Then it was also that the girls bent patiently 
over squared paper trying to make designs that would illustrate 
balance, rhythm, and harmony. Of course this was trying work 
but there was a certain fascination about it that kept us at it 
despite ourselves. By Thanksgiving, gray hairs and lines of 
care began to appear. "Oh dear ! Have you handed in your 
book-keeping? I'll never get mine done." History maps next 
claimed our attention. Then came Model-school observation. 
Our fears as to whether she would see what we ought to see are 
still remembered, while at the word "English" we all faithfully 
performed the "panting exercise" taught us in reading by Miss 
Home. 

By Feb. 3 we bade good-bye to all of our Normal-school 
studies except Geography, reading, nature study (which trans- 
lated means, Get up at 5 a. m.) gymnastics and literature. 
Then we were initiated into the art of teaching. How beauti- 
ful and calm everything was as we watched the regular teacher 
conduct the class ; but when our first exercise came, the ther- 
mometer rose, the wind blew a hurricane, and we were tempest 
tossed, struggling blindly for shore, only knowing that we must 
swim, not sink. We sincerely hope that the anticyclone will be 
less depressing in its effect upon us. 

To some illustrious mortals has been granted the privilege 
of making history, and the Senior Class, like all truly great or- 
ganizations has its prodigies in history making. Miss Brooks 
has shown unexcelled skill in distinguishing synonyms. "Sink 
or swim, live or die, survive or perish" proved a snare to the 
Senior readers, until Miss Brooks helped us out by telling Miss 
Home, "Well, when you die you may go to the other world, 
but when you perish you may not." To Mr. Boyden's question 
"How do you know that the food you eat doesn't drop right 
down into your stomach," Miss Brooks calmly replied, "Because 
if it dropped right down, I'd hear it and feel it." Only once has 
she seemed to hesitate, and that was when she learned of the 
twenty- four hours of day-light a person may find at times at the 
Arctic Circle. Her question came naturally enough. "Do the 
people in the Arctic Circle have to go to bed then before it is 
dark?" Miss Bertha Allen made her name famous by asking in 



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reply to Mr. A. C. Boyden's question, "Why did the Pilgrims go 
to Leyden?" "Why, weren't there some other people there?" 

But it is in psychology that the Class of 1903 has made its 
mark. Many wonderful things have we stated. For instance:- 
"The primary part of the osseous system is the spinal column 
composed of twenty-six vertebrates ; " "Sugar is sour," (twice 
affirmed by Miss Dix) ; "The muscles by which the legs are 
moved are in the lower leg." (Miss Cobb). 

The hall of Fame has prominent places reserved for Misses 
Bates, Hall, Gammons and Thompson, as these anecdotes will 
demonstrate. Miss Bates remarked, "Some dogs do some bet- 
ter things than some men do." "What do you mean by better 
things?" asked Mr. Boyden. "I think they are more faithful," 
was the astonishing reply. On referring to the earth as it ex- 
isted under the action of the three forces, gravitation, cohesion, 
and chemical affinity, Mr. Boyden suggested that the earth 
would have been a lonesome place to live in under the circum- 
stances, but Miss Hall amended the statement by saying, "If 
there had been one person there it would have been very lone- 
some." 

One misunderstanding only has arisen. Our psychology 
topics say: "Physical human nature has been acting from the 
first, spontaneously, and of necessity, to build and maintain the 
organism, and to preserve its identity through all the changes 
of nature." Miss Thompson could not see that the identity 
of the body was preserved until Mr. Boyden cleared matters. 
Here is what happened: "You are Miss Thompson now?" "Yes" 
"How long have you been Miss Thompson?" (Rather hesitat- 
ingly) "Always." "Yes, how long do you expect to be Miss 
Thompson?" (most emphatically) "Always." (Roars of laughter 
from the class, consternation on Miss Thompson's part, and a 
sudden change in Mr. Boyden's face as he said to us, "Evidently 
you're thinking of something besides Miss Thompson.") 

So the Senior class has gone on from day to day adding 
new names to those already prominent in school history. Our 
life here has been a very happy one — much sunshine, few clouds. 
We have worked hard trying to fit ourselves for teachers in the 
true sense of the word ; teachers of whom the school and the 



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State will be proud. Now that we are so near the end of our 
course we are sorry to have to leave our Alma Mater. Juniors, 
it lies largely in your hands what the character of B. N. S. will 
be next year. Make it a grand one, keep up the standard, and 
always remember that the spirit of the Senior Class goes out to 
you in the words, "God be with you till we meet again!" 



Wfembers. 



Alden, Harriet Elizabeth 
Allen, Bertha Inza 
Allen, Sara Thomas 
Boyle, Elizabeth Susanna 



Campello 

Fall River 

Dartmouth 

Sandwich 



Boynton, Anna Lois East Pepperell 

Brickett, Blanche Merrill Salem 

Brightman, Carolyn Parker 

New Bedford 
Brooks, Mary Ella Brockton 

Burns, Margarita Elizabeth Hingham 
Byam, Henrietta F. E. Milford, N. H. 
Chace, Josephine Fall River 

Clarkson, Charlotte May Fall River 
Cobb, Helena Porter Hull 

Cronin, Anna Loretta East Weymouth 
Delano, Nettie May Rockland 

Dix, Lula Marion Somerville 

Ferrer, Linna Maude Southbridge 

Gammons, Ruth Mildred Bridgewater 
Gibbons, Ellen Maria Hingham Center 
Gilroy, Ella Louise Taunton 

Galvin, Gertrude Helen Methuen 

Godsell, Mary Quincy Point 

Griswold, Kate Matilda Felchville, Vt. 
Grover, Hattie Beatrice West Roxbury 
Guigon, Caroline Hall Franklin 

Hannan, Helen Marion 

Kingston, Jamaica, W. I. 



Hall, Ednah Snow Fall River 

Holden, Mary Edna Westford 

Holmes, Jane Standish Rockland 

Hopkins, Florence Mitchell 
Ilsley, Anna Laura Chelsea 

Johnson, Gertrude Lenore Fall River 
Kennedy, Ada Foster North Plymouth 
Kiley, Ella Martha Somerville 

Kimball, Elizabeth Oliver E. Walpole 
Marshall, Margaret Jane Brockton 

Mayhew, Vesta Whittier North Tisbury 
McCool, Catherine Gertrude Brockton 
McDonald, Mildred Flora N. Abington 
Metcalf, Edith Lois Franklin 

Murphy, Mary Agnes Norwood 

Oleson, Mary Hall Warren 

Phinney, Lucinda Estelle Cotuit 

Rogers, Grace Ethelyn Westborough 
Sanders, Bertha Elizabeth Lanesville 
Scott, Edna Florence Somerville 

Smith, Margaret Jane Taunton 

Smith, Mima Whitman 

Sykes, Mabel Lavinia Fall River 

Tew, Alma Preston Taunton 

Thompson, Josie Adelaide Hopkinton 
Tillson, Blanche King South Carver 
Wadleigh, Edith Carlisle N. Falmouth 
Walker, Anhie Ethel Dighton 



Class B. X904. 



Joseph F. Gould, President 

Eliza McTaggart, . . . . . Vice-President 
Chester F. Miller, . . Secretary and Treasurer 

Charles W. Walter, Historian 

Class Colors — Crimson and Gold. 

jfcistory. 



As the former historian had hoped, the class as a whole 
returned, refreshed and eager for the new work and 
play. 

Did I say play? Yes, play. Our class is some- 
what noted for its achievements in that line. 
We have five young men on the base-ball team, and as 
many on the foot-ball team. I do not mean ten men in all, but 
only six. Great would be the class at Normal in our day which 
could boast of ten men as athletes. 

Not only in the athletic line are our men famous but in the 
dramatic profession also. Mr. Miller has achieved marked suc- 
cess by his "Reading with expression" in the German class. 

Not alone in the German class is his acting worthy of men- 
tion ; for his part of five words in the play "Cross Purposes" 
showed marked historic ability. 

The young lady orphan who took physics may some day 
become famous on account of her astronomical discoveries. She 
attempted to have the lunatics (according to Mr. Jackson) see 
an eclipse of the earth. 

Some of the members are so anxious when called upon to 
present or teach that they begin to speak while on their way to 
the front of the class. This may be a sign of having studied 
their lesson, or it may mean that they are trying to get a bad 
thing finished as soon as possible. 



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Dear class who are to follow in our footsteps, do not try to 
find metals that are not present in the vials which Mr. Shaw will 
give you in chemistry. Do not question Mr. Jackson in his ma- 
thematics when he assigns five problems to four people, each 
one to solve two ; because if you do you will be told that two 
persons can solve the same problem. 

The repeated trips of the Manager to Taunton indicate that 
he is securing a large number of advertisements from firms of 
that city. If this is not the reason pray tell us what it is. 

We have been sorry to lose some of our members by their 
entering the class of 1903. But although many has left us, let 
what remain be the "Faithful nine" and uphold the reputation 
of our glorious class. 

While we are enjoying the coming vacation let us not for- 
get that we are to return in the fall in condition to finish our 
preparation for the noble work of teaching. 



97?em6ers. 



Gould, Joseph Francis Rockland 

Handy, Anson Burgess Cataumet 

Hapgood, Arthur Williams Uxbridge 
McDonnell, John Martin Rockland 

Miller, Chester Frederic Bridgewater 



Walter, Charles Wesley 
Blake, Emily Stetson 
Hayward, Lucy Everett 
McTaggart, Eliza Agnes 



Barre 

New Bedford 

Halifax 

Plymouth 




Class <L 




C. Francis Aherne, President 

Laura B. Tolman, Vice-President 

Gertrude E. Raymond, Secretary 

Lillian M. Kirmayer, Treasurer 

Thomas E. Freeman, Historian 

Jtfatory, 

OR a second year our class has gathered to continue 
the noble work which it began last year. This 
time we are called Class C, while last year we were 
Class D. We seem to be repeating the alphabet 
backwards, but nevertheless we are going forward 
even if our class title from year to year does not show it. Class 
C is not so large as some of the other classes, nevertheless the 
rest of the school can C us if they look hard. 

We are sorry to say that three or four of our number are 
not with us now, but our thoughts turn to them often, and we 
recall the happy time we had last year. Our former mates do 
not forget us either, but frequently visit us. 

Our class is composed of three and four year scholars, so that 
in many of our studies we are separated ; but we are together 
in some, and happy in that fact. For instance, we all come to 
Room 1 8 to learn how to talk correctly, and also to learn the 
art of prose writing. None of us have had any remarkable 
success, as yet, with one exception ; one of our sisters, Miss 

J son, got the courage to tell us how she went fishing for 

star-fish one night in her dreams. She did it well, and I have 
no doubt Mr. A. C. Boyden would be pleased to hear about it. 
But the rest of us have as high hopes, and our courage is good. 



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After the hard work we did in Technical Grammar last fall, you 
can imagine the surprise of the scholars who heard this remark 
from a young man in Class D, ''I ain't going to do nothing for 
nobody that never done nothing for me." Of course we pity 
him, but he will learn better before he has finished his course. 

We have derived great pleasure and profit from our interest- 
ing discussions in Room n. Here we have been reading about 
the pedagogical views of the ancient Romans, but we have 
found these views quite modern. We also have found that 
" Reproduction " is the back-bone of our study, but it has taken 
a long time to beat that fact through our craniums. We were 
induced to "come along" very often, the penalty being that we 
should have to go up one flight if we didn't. 

The patriotic spirit of our class members is manifested 
when the commercial or industrial relations of the U. S. are 
compared with those of other nations in the Geography class. 
The U. S. is invariably in the lead, even if the facts show that 
she must take inferior rank. They cannot bear to see her any- 
where but in the first place. 

To break the monotony of our studies, we played our part 
well in the Section Valentine Party given on Valentine's Eve. 
We enjoyed a very happy evening and had much fun over some 
of the comic valentines brought in by the Sections. We have 
had one or two class meetings, and have chosen the state seal 
as the model for our class pins. We have also taken two or 
three pleasant Geology trips around the town of Bridgewater, 
and are prepared to tell anything about Sprague's Hill or the 
'clay pits.' 

The class, as a whole, is learning to take a broad and opti- 
mistic view of things, and great progress is being made along all 
lines of study. It seems wrong to some of our number, though, 
to have to go into Room R, and forge checks on the National 
Banks of our beloved country. But we have the greatest trust 
that our instructor in that important subject knows his busi- 
ness, and that we shall come out all right. 

Many more pleasing incidents of the past year could be re- 
lated, but we will let the school judge us from what has already 
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pleasant vacation and will get well rested for next year's work, 
we bid one another and the school a happy adieu. 



JTfembers. 



Aherne, Cornelius FrancisN. Abington 
Freeman, Thomas Eli Bridgewater 

Mahoney, David Rockland 

Sadler, Edward T. N. New Bedford 

Donovan, Annie Louise Rockland 

Hadley, Mary Elizabeth 

Goffstown, N. H. 
Hayes, Mary Anne Bridgewater 

Hersey, lone Thurston Medford 

Jameson, Mildred Louise Brockton 

Osborn, Raida 
Shaw, Phoebe Ethelle 
Tolman, Laura Bird 
Blair, Fanny Goucher 
Cheves, Annie Dryden 
Estes, Florence Vining 
Kimball, Mary Lee 



Edgartown 

Mattapoisett 

Winchester 

Bridgewater 

Lanesville 

South Hanson 

Hingham Center 



Kirmayer, Lillian Marie Bridgewater 
Lynch, Catherine Florentine Brockton 
Raymond, Gertrude Eleanor Whitman 
Saunders, Una Lanesville 

Shipman, Julia Mary Boston 

Crowley, Anna Clare Abington 

Finley, Lois Horton Randolph 

Home, Alta May Wolfborough, N. H. 
Howes, Bessie Crowell Woods Hole 
Hume, Viola Waters N. Stoughton 

Maguire, Ella J. R. Hingham Center 
Mason, Ethel Blanche Maynard 

McCarthy, Emma Frances 

East Weymouth 
Moran, Gertrude Lillian 

Weymouth Center 
Stuart, Ina Belle Fall River 



& A 

Yl XJ 



Class H). 



Frederick J. O'Brien, 
Nellie E. Carroll, 
Clara M. Shaw, 
Michael A. Hooley, 
John E. Keefe, 



President 
Vice-President 
Secretary- 
Treasurer 
Historian 




jfctstory, 

JOW heavy this suit case is ! I wish I were there !" 
These and other similar exclamations were made 
last June and September by fine specimens of 
young manhood and womanhood. If you inquire 
who they are, you will learn that they are Class D 
of the Bridgewater Normal School. 

Let us look more closely and more attentively at them. See 
them making records in all branches of their work. In Psychol- 
ogy for instance, Mr. Boyden learns from Mr. O'D-n-e-1 that ten 
times ten is a thousand. This statement is warmly seconded by 
Mr. Br - - n. 

Wise indeed are our prophets who foretold what would hap- 
pen when Miss F- -ch poured water into a tube open at both ends. 
In this same Physics room we learn those wonderful things which 
we thought we knew but of which we find to our sorrow we are 
woefully ignorant. The young men wonder why the young 
ladies know so much about "images in plane mirrors." 

Go on a little farther and the room of "phlogiston" appears 
lighted up by the bright and cheerful faces of Class D. Mr. 
H-l-y will tell you that "platinum is a dirty black-white substance 
which floats in water, anyway it is three times as heavy as iron." 
In this room we are drilled in "inductive and deductive reason- 
ing" until we doubt whether we know anything of Chem- 
istry. 



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If you have the time and can conveniently come into the 
French class you will hear things that Corneille, Dumas, and 
others should have written, but which they never did write. 
Corneille is not known to have said that he hung himself upon 
a fair maiden's lips, and yet one of Class D has said it. 

Upon the athletic field, Class D has won praise, for it has 
furnished four men to the foot-ball team and three to the base- 
ball team. The girls have also won praise as basket-ball 
players. 

Let us try still harder to add to the success which we have 
already acquired by faithfully sympathizing with our dear com- 
panions, the teachers. We call them companions, for what else 
are they but companions, since they are with us in spirit all the 
time? 

May Class D go further in their search for knowledge, and 
so develop that when we have finished, dear old "Normal" may 
say "well done." 



TTfembers. 



Hooley, Michael Aloysius 
Keefe, John Edward, Jr. 
King, Theodore Williams 
O'Brien, Frederick James 
O'Donnel, Frank Joseph 
Stevens. George William 
Carroll, Ellen Elizabeth E. 
Farnum, Clara Lillian 



S. Boston 

S. Boston 

Taunton 

S. Boston 

Bridgewater 

Nantucket 

Bridgewater 

Brockton 



Fotch, Emma Margaret South Boston 
McAlister, Alice Josephine Bradford 
Padelford, Ruth Russell Taunton 

Perry, Estella Alicia Winchester 

Sanborn, Grace Eugenie N. Middleboro 
Shaw, Clara Merton Bridgewater 

Coveney, Annie Maria Somerville 




juniors. 



Arthur T. French, ..... 
Harriet L. Abbott, .... 

Marion L. Hawes, 

Mildred H. Tavender, .... 
Mary Patterson, ..... 

Class Colors — Red and Gold. 



President 
Vice-President 
Treasurer 
Secretary 
Historian 




jfcistori/. 

|S we Juniors look back over our first year of Nor- 
mal School life, our thought naturally wanders to 
the day that we entered these halls of learning, the 
first day that we came together as classmates. How 
new and strange it all seemed, this Normal School 
with its new ways and unfamiliar faces! In all this strangeness, 
however, we recognized a friendly spirit prevailing, and, owing 
to the older students and teachers soon felt ourselves at home. 

Looking around on the members of our class an observer 
will note the fact that, for a co-educational school, the number 
of young men is unusually small. But we feel in a measure 
consoled to think that other classes are no better off than ours, 
and that things might have been worse. 

One of the things to which we looked forward with anxiety 
was general exercises. These interesting exercises were omit- 
ted the first four weeks, and when they did become a part of 
the daily program we found that many of the questions were 
addressed to the older members of the school. 

The difficulties that music at first presented to us will never 
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them. To those of us not gifted with melodious voices the 
"Sight Singing Series" was especially trying. It takes skill 
to sing four measures and to remember all the different points 
that go to make up a correct singing exercise. If we have 
showed a little undue mirth at some surprisingly sudden rais- 
ing or lowering of pitch, we beg that these sins may not be 
counted against us. 

We have devoted ourselves to the science of chemistry in 
order to find some new truth to give to the world. That we have 
not wholly failed is proved by a statement of one of the young 
ladies who said, that the public in general should avoid the use 
of lemonade as it is often made of sulphuric acid mixed with 
water. 

Besides many other valuable qualities that we have gained, 
we have developed an amazingly large amount of sympathy for 
others, during our course in drawing. Congratulation and com- 
miseration have been freely expressed over the excellencies or 
deficiencies of our friends. If we look at our portfolios in later 
years we shall see what it means to perservere and finally con- 
quer. 

But our Junior life has not been all trials and tribulations. 
What with athletics and social function our life has been happy 
here, and each one is looking expectautly forward to the new 
year. Just "hitch your wagon to a star," Juniors. 



9/f embers. 



Bagley, Anna Marion Haverhill 

Collins, Alice Eloise Lawrence 

Croft, Joanna Dow Enosburg Falls, Vt. 
Megley, Kathryn Mary Holbrook 

Parker, Leila May Springfield 

Smith, Gertrude Emma 

Great Barrington 
Carter, Clarence Henry Cochituate 

French, Arthur Tapley Roxbury 

Graham, John Henry East Boston 

Perry, Harold Edgar Chelsea 

Abbot, Harriet Lincoln Andover 

Alexander, Grace Abbott Hyde Park 
Allen, Bessie Bradford 

Turner Village, Me. 



Baker, Lillian A. Milton 

Batchelder, Helen Frances Everett 

Beal, Helen Reed Abington 

Beaudry, Elizabeth Bertha Reading 

Belcher, Florence Alma Holbrook 

Bemis, Bertha May Spencer 

Benner, Adelaide Medford 

Boyle, Katharine Agnes Taunton 

Brackett, Maude Ellsworth Brockton 

Brooks, Mattie Haverhill 
Campbell, Flora Washburne 

East Taunton 

Carter, Ethelyn Eastman Somerville 
Chase, Edith Wallingford, Conn. 

Clark, Elizabeth Roberts N. Hadley 



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Clark, Winnie Angeline Stoughton 

Daley, Margaret Theresa Fall River 
Damon, Clara Louise Marshfield 

Davis, Florence Joyce Taunton 

Devine, Fannie Marie Randolph 

Downey, Elizabeth Agnes New Bedford 
Downing, Lillie Hale Medford 

Doyle, Margaret Elizabeth Chelsea 

Fenton, Agnes Mable Bridgewater 

Fitzgerald, Helen Josephine Taunton 
Gay, Phyllis Elizabeth Groton 

Gillen, Agnes Florence Andover 

Gilmartin, Mary Alice New Bedford 

Guild, Edith P'rances Mansfield 

Hawes, Bertha Delphine Stoughton 

Hawes, Marion Louise Waltham 

Hodge, Ethel Louise Holbrook 

Howe, Alice Eva Brockton 

Hunt, Lora Monroe Bridgewater 

Hunt, Mary Litchfield Bridgewater 

Johnson, Alice Nana Watertown 

Jones, Eunice Adelaide Somerville 

Jones, Stella Marie Holbrook 

Joss, Alice Forbes Quincy 

Keith, Bethia Stetson Myricksville 

Kemp, Avis Mildred Manchester, N. H. 
Kendrick, Edythe Crosby Dorchester 
Kenney, Gertrude Agatha Medway 

Lane, Elizabeth Mary Weymouth 

Lane, Alice Bosweli Rockland 

Libby, Lena Burbank Scarborough, Me. 
Lucas, Zelma Butler Plymouth 



Luce, Donna Etta Brockton 

McCarthy, Margaret Frances Walpole 
Mclntyre, Catherine Marea Brockton 
McLaughlin, Laurinda Mansfield 

McManama, Agnes Louise Waltham 
McManama, Sarah Cecelia Waltham 
Merrill, Edna Lena Manchester, N. H. 
Morrissey, Alice Virginia Milton 

O'Connell, Frances Marguerite Canton 
Packard, Mildred Campello 

Patterson, Mary Webber Wollaston 
Poole, Marian Charlestown 

Preston, Mary Louise Springfield 

Reynolds, Alice Louise Randolph 

Ronaldson, Ethel Ann Springfield 

Shaw, Sarah Murdock Middlebofo 

Sweetzer, Edith Pearl Melrose 

Tarleton, Florence Evangeline 

Concord, N. H. 
Tavender, Mildred Harriet Atlantic 

Taylor, Ethel Louise Medford 

Turner, Charlotte Louisa Campello 

Vaughan, Bertha Florence Carver 

Waldron, Bertha Elizabeth Taunton 
Warren, Helen Margaret South Acton 
Warren, Ivanetta M. Ashland 

Webster, Florence Dyer Waltham 

Westcott, Anna White Rock, Me. 

Wilcox, Mary Isabelle Newport, N. H. 
Wilson, Mabelle Almira Springfield 

Winans, Edna Avis Springfield 





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Grace T. Smith, 
Janet M. MacDonald, 
Effie A. Keith, 
Alta M. Reed, 



President 

Vice-President 

Secretary-Treasurer 

Historian 



J&/storj/. 




HE 15th of September 1903 found eighteen mem- 
bers of the gentler sex, from various parts of New 
England, gathered at the Bridgewater Normal 
School for the "Special" purpose of further instruc- 
tion in the ways and means of encouraging youth- 
ful minds to choose the higher good. 

Most of us reside in Woodward Hall This has been called 
"the home for disappointed females," but a few are questioning 
whether the title applies this year. 

Since work was very plentiful and our chief recreation was 
reading "Davidson," we had little time for social life and be- 
came quite conservative, having only two socials and those in 
No. 5. 

So many of our class were fond of athletics that we soon 
formed a basket ball team ; work (?) prevented us from playing 
a single game together, and the departure of our captain ban- 
ished the last shadow of our hope of attaining the cup at the 
annual tournament. 

During the first twenty weeks, we spent much of our time 
in No. 17 ; There we all felt, through onr principal's inspiring 
influence how great a work the teacher's work is. The com- 
parison of the strivings of the "Specials" to the pouring of a 
quart of coffee into a pint pot was rather startling, though not 
discouraging, for we all knew that the homely phrase was cor- 
rect. 



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During our study of mineralogy and geology, we were taken 
on several pleasant walks, and hunted, in vain, for rocks not to 
be found for miles around. 

Nature study we found very interesting and often amusing, 
and we are confident that we can name anything from the eye- 
spot of a scollop or the ear of a clam, to a purple finch. 

In history, while a few have remained on the verge of , 

on account of the question box, the majority have fallen in and 
may now be seen moving hopelessly about in the deep abyss. 

Gentlemen have generally been in the minority in the Spe- 
cial class and ours was no exception. In fact the one gentle- 
man of the class stayed only a few weeks, but we have, as a 
compensation the distiuction of having a bright and wide awake 
boy as a mascot. 

The beginning of the second term found our class smaller 
in number by six. They had folded their tents like the Arabs 
and as silently stolen away. However we trust that we make 
up in quality what we lack in quantity ! 

Our two college graduates, and the one member who has 
traveled abroad, have never tried to impress us, who are less 
fortunate, with their superior wisdom. Five of our number are 
ex-principals. Three are pressing on to the heights of fame in 
No. 24. A far famed singer and whistler, an energetic conver- 
sationalist, and a favorite whose ringing voice has penetrated 
to the farthest corner of Woodward, complete the class, with 
the exception of the writer. 

Before closing this, our brief class history, it seems that a 
word of gratiful appreciation, is not amiss, for the invigorating, 
thoughtful, aid given us by the teachers, — 

"Not for school but for life." 



97/ embers. 



Keith, Effie Almira Bridgewater 

Smith, Grace Trowbridge Longmeadow 
Eustis, (Mrs.) Mary Florence 

Bridgewater 
Reed, Alta M. West Roxbury 

Williams, Carolyn Elizabeth Hudson 
Bean, Gorda Nana Boston 



Crowell, Persis Addy Woods Hole 

Gilbert, Jennie Sampson Southbridge 
Learned, Fanny He) wood Fall River 
MacDonald, Mary Jeannette Boston 
Morss, Louise Knoll Bradford 

Newman, Ada Elizabeth Newburyport 



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SPECIAL" EDITION de BRIDGEWATER! 



The New Internormal Encyclopaedia ! 



Contains pronouncing vocabulary, departments of Literature, 

History, Science, Geography, Zoology, and Biography, 

and covers the whole field of learning. 

Special Discount to Offering Readers. 

Following are sample illustrations of the excellence of the work. 

Name. Description in Parts. 

Gilbert. The breathing apparatus of a fish. 

Abbreviated form of proper noun Albert. 

C 1 The name of a well-known member of the 

raven family. 
Smaller rear portion of a dwelling-house. 

The name of a very useful member of so- 
ciety who labors with metals and equines. 

A common prefix to Scotch names. 

The first word in the title of a well-known 
book by Mary Mapes Dodge. 

A term used to indicate anything that is re- 
cent. 
The name applied to the highest order of 
mammals. 

A small, compactly-growing plant commonly 

associated with "well-buckets." 

The word which means to acquire knowledge. 

The abbreviated form of the proper name 
Edward. 



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A small implement used to fasten a door. 
Name applied to upland pastures or waste 
lands in Scotland. 

Term denoting the sharp part of a knife 

blade. 
The equivalent of 2000 lbs. 

The name of a well-known variety of thread 
commonly designated O. N. T. 

The abbreviated form of the proper noun 

Willis. 
The name of a vegetable which is a staple 

article of food in the Southern states. 

A succulent variety of the legumin family 
much used in New England, especially 
near the Hub. 

Peculiar evergreen trees common in Europe. 
Contracted form of "It is." 

French expression which means "The world." 

Word which means deceit or duplicity plus 
the fourth letter of the alphabet. 

The name of a well-known man-dressmaker 

of Paris. 
The final syllable of the word "haying." 

First syllable of the word "lentil." 
Word which signifies difficult. 




mrwviTTnninnmni minnninm«nr 



My school year has passed very happily among forty-two 
(at one time forty-eight) lively and interesting 7th Grade chil- 
dren in the Adams School, Quincy, Mass. 

Elsie E. Turner, Sec. B, '02. 

For three years I have been teaching the 7th Grade in the 
Highland School, Revere. I find the work more interesting 
from year to year. Ida M. Mann. 

I am teaching in Andover, Mass. 

Louise V. Bowker, '01. 

I am Professor of Latin in the Pittsburg, (Pa.) Academy, 
numbering some 550 pupils, where I have been the past two 
years. I am also a member of the Pedagogical Section of the 
Pittsburg Academy of Science and Art. A. H. Grant. 

I am situated as Principal of the Abington High School. 

A. L. Gould, '00. 

I am teaching 1st and 2nd Grades at Plainville, Mass. I 
have a pleasant school and enjoy my work very much. 

A. G. Morse. 

I am teaching in Wayland, Mass., Grades VI and VII, and 
I enjoy, most of all, music which I have in all the grades except 
the Primary. Alma Sworer, 02. 

The 7th Grade in the Craucle School, Quincy, happened to 
be my fate this year and a very pleasant fate it is too. I have 
thirty-seven pupils at present. Cora May Hutchinson, '02. 

Section B. 

I have a very pleasant situation as Assistant in the Pine 
St. Primary School in Taunton. It is pleasant to be at home. 

Alice S. Dean. 

I am teaching in Bourne, Mass., the first five Grades, 
thirty-eight children. Harriet M. Bloomfield, '02. 



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I find Rhode Island youth quite acquiescent under the ex- 
cise of Bridgewater methods, and I cannot speak too highly of 
the special course which it was my privilege to enjoy last year. 
I am situated as Principal of the new Harrisville, R. I. Grammar 
School with seven assistant teachers. 

C. Ralph Taylor, Special, '02. 

I am situated pleasantly in the 6th Grade of the Quincy 
School, Atlantic. Mr. Sampson, the Principal, is also a grad- 
uate of Bridgewater. Amalie Knobel, '02. 

On June 1, 1902 I was married to Mr. Charles H. Mosher 
of New Bedford and have not taught since. Previous to that 
time I was Principal of the Rockdale School, New Bedford. 

Addie (French) Mosher. 

At present I am teaching in the Groton Grammar School 
and enjoy the work very much. Mabel H. Ellis. 

I am teaching a 4th Grade of forty-nine children of all na- 
tionalities in Fall River. I shall never forget the happy days at 
Normal. Margaret E. Ferguson, '00. 

Since graduating I have taught the 2nd and 3rd Grades in 
the Rogers School, Gloucester. My children are bright, active 
and fond of getting into mischief. Gertrude F. Broad, '99. 

I am teaching the first three grades in Cotuit under Mr. 
Armstrong as Principal. I enjoy the work and would advise 
everyone not to refuse to have anything to do with "the Cape." 

Mabel B. Estes. 

I am teaching 1st Grade in the Burbank School in Millbury. 
I have almost forty children in the school. Am enjoying the 
work more than ever before. Mabel A. Sawyer, '00. 

This year I am teaching in the Marlboro School in George- 
town, Mass. I have the first six Grades. Susie W. Merritt. 

I am pleasantly situated as Principal of Grammar School, 
Osterville, Mass., teaching Grades 7, 8 and 9. 

Edwin A. Damon, '02. 



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I am pleasantly situated in West wood, Mass., as Principal 
of the Grammar School. Ross Vardon, 'oo. 

I am teaching the ist and 2nd Grades in Mansfield. Have 
a pleasant School of about forty-five pupils. 

Mabel Darrah, '02. 

I am spending a very pleasant year in Readsboro, Vt., teach- 
ing the 1st and 2nd grades. I have forty pupils enrolled. 

Ellen C. Sweeney. 

This is my second pleasant year in the Westmoreland 
Grammar and High School. G. B. W. Lovell. 

I am getting the much desired "experience" in a country 
school at Monument Beach and enjoy it. 

Lucy Chase Cole, '02. 

I am teaching the 3rd and 4th Grades in the Providence 
St. building, Millbury, Mass. and enjoy my work very much. 

Harriet M. Sullivan. 

At present I am teaching a ist Primary Grade in Milford, 
Mass. I enjoy the work very much. May McCool. 

I am Principal of the Readsboro Graded Schools in a four- 
room building and teach the 7th, 8th and 9th Grades. 

Herbert H. Howes, '02. 

Another year has passed very pleasantly with my forty 
4th Grade children in the Norwood Ave. School, Edgewood, 
R. I. Alice C. Gifford, '01. 

I am experiencing the "ups" and "downs" of a teacher's 
life in the 2nd Grade in the Perkins School, Brockton. 

Alice S. Kerry. 

As last year, I am busy as reader in the department of 
Biblical Literature and Comparative Religion in Smith College. 

Helen Bruce Story. 

I have a class of fifty children, Grades 3 and 5 in the Da- 
mon School, Hyde Park, Mass. Charlotte F, Wilbur. 



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I am teaching this year in the Centre Grammar School, 
Grades V — IX inclusive, of Rochester, Mass. The work has 
been enjoyed although there were discouraging moments at 
first. Nahum Leonard, '02. 

I am teaching the 1st and 2nd Grades in West Upton, 
Mass. I have a nice little school of thirty pupiis and am thor- 
oughly enjoying the work. Lillian G. Hunter. 

I am teaching a 2nd Grade in Webster, Mass. 

Isabel E. Hathaway. 

I am teaching at the Unionville school in Franklin. 

Clara E. Nixon, '07. 

I am teaching the 5th and 6th Grades at home, Sandwich, 
Mass. Mary A. Howland. 

I am teaching a 3rd Grade in the East Union St. School, 
and each year feel happier to be a school teacher and count my 
name among the alumni of the B. N. S. 

Jennie A. Tarbox, '99. 

I have this year occupied the position of Professor of 
Science and French in the South Jersey Institute, a large, co- 
educational school in Bridgeton, N. J. Keeping a set of healthy, 
vigorous boys in order in the halls at night makes me sympa- 
thize with Mr. Bradford. Reuben F. Wells, Special '02. 

At present I am teaching a primary school in South Rayn- 
ham. I have the first three grades, forty pupils, mostly for- 
eigners. Cora W. Luther. 

Florence Jones and Irma True, '02, are teaching in the 
Bridgewater schools. 

It is my good fortune to be out among the Berkshire Hills 
in the town of Stockbridge. I have an interesting school of 
the three highest grades, and the duty of principal of two 
other rooms. Louis DeT. Cook, '02. 

Still studying Nature and human nature in Edgewood, R. I. 

Sarah T. Wilson, '00. 



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I have been teaching the 3rd department of the Interme- 
diate school, St. Andrews, N. B., and enjoy the work very much. 

Annie T. Richardson, '99. 

I have charge of one of the most interesting schools in Fall 
River. I love my work and am grateful for the benefits of the 
B. N. S. B. M. Damon. 

I am teaching Grades 7 and 8, West Newbury, Mass. 

Alice C. Sargent, 'oo. 

My first year of teaching finds me pleasantly situated at 
Cotuit on " The Cape," assisted by two alumni, Miss Mabel B. 
Estes, '02, and Miss Lillian Arey, '85. 

J. Harding Armstrong, '02. 



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Joseph F. Gould, Class B. Editor-in-chief 

Arthur W. Hapgood, Class B., . . Business Manager 
Anson B. Handy, Class B., . Assistant Business Manager 

Associate Editors. 

Robert E. Pellissier, Class A., Florence A. Baker, Class B. 
Frank J. O'Donnell, Class D., Raida Osborne, Class C. 
Nettie M. Delano, Seniors. Elizabeth B. Beaudry, Juniors. 
Hattie B. Grover, Seniors. Zelma B. Lucas, Juniors. 

Edna F. Scott, Seniors. Ivanetta M. Warren, Juniors. 

Louise K. Morss, Specials. 

Illustrators 

Joseph F. Gould. Annie Cheves. 

Amy Lawrence. Mary Preston. 

Lillian Baker. 




wmwtnrnii 



TlHE CLASSES of the Bridgewater Normal School 
I have made an addition to its history during the 
years 1902-3. The illustration and summary of the 
different events of the year constitutes what is 
known as the Normal Offering. 
The Offering does not begin with the present year but has 
a record dating as far back as 1844. The gradual but steady 
increase in its success since then can be found in its annals. 
The object here is to set forth briefly its purpose, namely, — to 
establish a unity of the fight feeling, spirit, and love towards 
that institution which has done so much to train us in the right 
ways of living and of teaching others how to live. 

Each class, society, and association here finds its represen- 
tation in such a form as may be preserved and reread years 



the normal offering 51 

hence. Thatits value is realized is shown by the demand for 
the Offering, made by the graduate members of the school. 

Therefore, we not only hope, but we know, that the desired 
unity which has appeared and been strengthened through for- 
mer years is yet alive and is this year prevalent between the 
pupils, graduates and teachers. 

Let the Normal Offering add another firm link in the work 
so well begun. 







Bribaewater IRormal association. 

President. 
John I. Rackliff, Campello. 

Vice-Presidents. 

Walter S. Goodnough, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Edward W. Schuerch, Jamaica Plain. 

Lyman R. Allen, North Adams. 

Abby P. Churchill, Fitchburg. 

Katharine W. Cushing, East Boston. 

Secretary. 
L. Eveline Merritt, Bridgewater. 

Treasurer. 
Charles P. $innott, Bridgewater. 

| WO MEETINGS of the Bridgewater Normal Asso- 
ciation have been held since the Offering last ap- 
peared. The first was the regular Biennial on 
Saturday, June 14, 1902, when about two hundred 
were welcomed at the school home in Bridgewater. 
On this occasion, Rev. Charles G. Ames, D. D., pastor of 
the Church of the Disciples, Boston, gave a most inspiring ad- 
dress. He began with this quotation from Goethe, "The spirit 
in which we act is the highest matter," and explained the truth 
of the statement in daily life. He showed how all works react 




THE NORMAL OFFERING 53 

upon the worker, as continual courtesy reacts upon others. 
Working for wages is degrading ; the grandeur of the work 
should be its own reward. This is a question of motive. He 
spoke of the position of the teacher, and clearly proved that 
humanity counts for more in the best teachers than mere equip- 
ment. Method and mechanism are means only to an end. The 
qualities which are most essential in the teacher are life, vitality, 
love, soul. 

The regular business meeting followed the address. After 
this, the usual procession marched to the town hall where 
luncheon was served and speeches enjoyed. 

At the midwinter Biennial at Hotel Brunswick, Saturday, 
March 14, 1903, one hundred and fifty enjoyed the social hour 
and banquet. In Mr. Boyden's address of welcome, he vividly 
pictured the position and work of the Normal schools of the pres- 
ent day. Miss Caroline Hazard, President of Wellesley College, 
and several members of the Committee on Education from the 
General Court gave short speeches. The Lincoln Quartette 
furnished music. 




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£be IRormal <Biut>* 



C. P. SlNNOTT, 

Annie D. Cheves, 
Blanche M. Brickett, 
H. Forest Wilson, 
Robert E. Pellissier, 



President 
Vice president 
Secretary- 
Treasurer 
Auditor 



COMMITTEES. 



Literary. 

Miss M. A. Emerson, Chairman. 
Elizabeth O. Kimball. 
Anson B. Handy. 
Miss Home (ex officio). 



Music. 
Ethel Boyden, Chairman. 
Fanny H. Learned. 
John Northcott. 




Social. 

Amy W. Lawrence, Chairman. 
Charles W. Walter. Bertha C. Beaudry. 

|HE PAST year has been one of the most prosperous 
the Club has ever had. The reports show a very 
large membership and a considerable surplus in the 
treasury. We have the committees and officers to 
thank for their great interest and enthusiasm in 

securing such splendid talent as we have heard this winter. We 

hope the following year may be as enjoyable. 

The Secretary's report on the entertainments is as 
follows : 

October 3, 1902. The officers of the Club were most cor- 
dially received by the members in the Reception Room of Nor- 
mal Hall. During the evening the club was entertained by a 
•beautiful piano solo played by Miss Cheves and a slumber song 
sung by Miss Brickett. There were many of the former gradu- 
ates present, and the evening was a great success. Refresh- 
ments were served. 



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November 3, 1902. The first of a fine course of dramatic 
recitals was held in Assembly Hall. This was a recital of 
"Richelieu" by Dean Southwick of Boston. The large audi- 
ence present were completely fascinated with the play. Rich- 
elieu with all his wonderful personality, his strength, his wili- 
ness, was directly before all eyes, and will never be forgotten. 

December 5, 1902. The club was not at all disappointed 
by this second recital in the course, given by Walter B. Tripp 
on "Henry IV (Part I)". The funny character of the play, Sir 
John Falstaff was extremely interesting and very laughable. 
Prof. Tripp gave us a treat not often had, even here. 

January 9, 1903. This evening there was a very delight- 
ful program given by Mrs. Grace Bonner Williams, Soprano, 
and Mr. Louis Walker, Tenor. Owing to illness Mr. Ricketson, 
who was engaged to come, was unable to be present, but Mr. 
Walker succeeded in filling his place. The soli and duets of 
Mrs. Williams and Mr. Walker were greatly enjoyed by the club. 

January 23, 1903. A very bright and interesting evening 
was given by Charles T. Grilley, a noted humorist from Boston. 
The audience, which was very large, thoroughly appreciated the 
quaint touches of both fun and pathos which Mr. Grilley so well 
conbined. He not only recited, but he amused the club by 
singing an amusing parody on "Lochinvar" in the most vivid 
fashion. 

February 6, 1903. Mrs. Jessie Eldridge Southwick from 
the Emerson School of Oratory was with us, and recited por- 
tions from Goethe's "Faust". She gave us a vivid picture 
of the characters, and of the events leading up to the final trag- 
edy. A large number were present. 

February 21, 1903. The club was most acceptably enter- 
tained by the concert given by the Currier Trio, consisting of 
Miss Ekman, piano ; Mr. Frank Currier, violin ; and Mr. Ber- 
tram Currier, violincello. All the numbers that were rendered 
were pleasing, but the violin soli seemed particularly en- 
joyable. 



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March 13, 1903. This evening the Club was greatly de- 
lighted by the introduction of a new sort of entertainment, 
called "An Evening of Days." Each important day in the year 
was represented by an effective tableau, which the observers 
were asked to guess. Following this part of the program, re- 
freshments were served. 

April 24, 1903. This date marked the completion of the 
series of recitals which have been so much enjoyed the past 
winter. Mr. Albert Armstrong recited portions from "The 
Bonnie Brier Bush," which were illustrated by the stereopticon. 
The views of Scottish scenery were wonderful and added greatly 
to the interest in the story. A very large number were present. 

Literary, May 22, 1903. The older students of the 
school gave a very humorous play, "'Cross Purposes," under the 
direction and training of Miss Home. The plot was an enter- 
taining one in which the hero, finding himself in debt, rents his 
father's summer home causing endless trouble. The char- 
acters were well chosen and very appropriately costumed. The 
cast was as follows : 

Mr. DeBenham, Mr. Handy. 

Gus DeBenham, Mr. Northcott. 

Alice DeBenham, Miss Ferrer. 

Mr. Graham, Mr. Wilson. 

Mrs. Graham, Miss Lucie Reed. 

Julia Graham, Miss Brickett. 

Clem Bancroft, Mr. Walter. 

Mrs. Mayo, Miss Elizabeth Kimball. 

Kit, Mr. Sadler. 

James, Mr. Miller. 

Social, May 29, 1903. The annual meeting of the Nor- 
mal Club was held at this time in the Reception Room and a 
very pleasant social evening was enjoyed. The reports of the 
officers and committees were read and the new officers were 
elected. The rest of the evening was under the direction of 
the Social Committee, who made it very amusing and entertain 
ing for the members. Ice cream was served. 



THE NORMAL OFFERING 57 

©tber Entertainments* 

junior Social. 

Very soon after the opening of school in September, the 
Juniors held their reception to get acquainted with the Faculty 
and with one another. An entertainment in the form of a 
guessing contest, concerning fishes, brought forth fish stories 
from Mr. A. G. Boyden, Mr. Kirmayer, Mr. A. C. Boyden, 
Miss Prince, Mr. Jackson, and Mr. Sinnott. Music and tableaux 
were also provided by talent selected from the Juniors. 

Christmas Celebration. 

An entertainment under the direction of Miss Home was 
given in the reception room on the Thursday night before the 
Christmas vacation. The room was appropriately decorated for 
tableaux representing scenes from Dickens' " Christmas Carol." 
Readings by Miss Turner and Miss Reed, a vocal solo by 
Miss Learned, and a piano solo by Miss Cheves greatly added to 
the enjoyment of the evening. Just before the close, artistic 
souvenirs were distributed by Santa Claus impersonated by Mr. 
Jackson. 

Social of the Jfiour 2/ear Classes. 

A Valentine Social, February thirteenth, provided a 
merry evening for the three and four year classes and the Fac- 
ulty. 

A series of original comic valentines, which caused much 
laughter and speculation as to authorship, was exhibited early 
in the evening. Each valentine had been drawn and composed 
by a guest on the subject "Myself," and personal peculiarities 
were not spared. 

Later, the "Heart Fortune Teller" revealed the future 
to all who dared pry into Fate. The truth of this oracle was 
rather doubted, however, after the prediction of " Spinster For- 
ever" for both Mr. A. G. Boyden and Mr. A. C. Boyden. 

A short entertainment during the evening included a piano 



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solo by Miss Cheves, two songs by Miss Kirmayer, and a most 
entertaining story read by Miss Home. 

As a souvenir each guest was presented with a tiny valen- 
tine. 

Jiappa z)e/ta *Phi initiations, 

Monday evening, Sept. 29th, Mr. N — c-t's friends, at his 
table, noticed something very strange in his behavior. Upon 
investigation, John's coat sleeves and trousers were found to be 
turned up. A quick explanation was demanded, but although 
such quotations, as, "Raining in London?" were hurled at 
him, John kept his mouth sealed for an hour. After eating his 
supper in agony — for this youth's food does not digest well 
without talking — he repaired to the reception room. Here he 
strolled around with a picture of a skull and cross bones on one 
sleeve, while on the other the explanation for his peculiar actions 
was made known by a sheet of paper with Kappa Delta Phi 
written on it. At the end of his hour's silence he said, " Now 
I can open my mouth." 

It was quite a surprise to everyone on the following night 
to find El — i — e in the alcove in the reception room. Indeed 
it took close investigation to recognize the familiar face of 
" Bert." He was dressed as an old lady with an apron and 
bonnet on. His work, in which he took great interest and at 
which he seemed to be no novice, consisted of darning stock- 
ings. When he had finished darning, he talked about the method 
the boys have of mending stockings, much to the delight of the 
girls who questioned him very closely. 

Friday evening Mr. McD - n — 1 and Mr. G - u - d ap- 
peared at the entrance of the reception room giving welcome 
to all who came to the Normal Club. This might have been 
easy if they had been properly dressed, but they had their clothes 
turned around and wore tall hats. If you did not know them 
you would have taken them for foreigners advertising some new 
kind of dress. After the reception had begun they were allowed 
to change their clothes, much to their relief. 

Saturday afternoon everyone came out to see "Ikey" do 
his "stunt." Mr. S-d-er was dressed in a very odd, but charm- 



THE NORMAL OFFERING 59 

ing, costume of blue, which seemed to catch everybody's eye. 
" Ikey " got out of the third story window in West Wing and 
standing on the window ledge gave his favorite " Parrott Song." 
At the close of this he spoke upon " The Advantages and Dis- 
advantages of the. Fire Escape." He was last seen that day 
going through an open window in a moist condition. 

Convention at J^ingham. 

October 31. The school closed for the day and many of 
the members went to Hingham to attend their first teachers' 
convention. 

The addresses in the morning were very interesting and 
helpful, as the speakers told us what the teacher should expect 
of the public, and in return, what the public should expect of 
the teacher. These two sides were ably given by Prin. Chapin 
of the Providence Normal School, and Hon. A. E. Roe of Wor- 
cester. 

In the afternoon we listened to addresses by two represen- 
tee men of our country, Prof. Russell of Columbia and our be- 
loved statesman, Hon. John D. Long. 

After such a treat, the school returned, helped and in 
spired by learning what great men think of the noble work of 
teaching. 




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jtfappa jDelta ZPhi. 

THE Kappa Delta Phi has once more passed a successful 
year. This year has been the test year, for all the char- 
ter members were graduated in June, leaving the fraternity in 
the hands of the new members. As the past year has been so 
prosperous, we all feel that the fraternity has passed its infant 
days and is firmly established. 

The business year commenced early and the initiations were 
of a very interesting nature. The new members have shown 
the true spirit and we all feel that the hope of the organizers 
has been realized. 

We have had a very sad experience this year in the loss, by 
death, of one of our members, Mr. William F. C. Edwards. His 
death in such a violent manner cast a shadow of gloom over us 
all. This is the first break in our membership. 



H. Forrest Wilson, '03 

H. Gammons, 'oi 

N. Leonard, '02 

Wm. G. Vinal, '03 

Arthur W. Hapgood, '04 

Anson B. Handy, '04 

Arthur W. Hapgood '04 chairman, 

Alberto M. Eldridge, '03 

Chester F. Miller, '04 



President 

1st Vice President 

2nd Vice President 

3rd Vice President 

Secretary 

Treasurer 

Executive Council 

Executive Council 

Executive Council 



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61 



Membership. 



L. E. Maglathlin 'oo 
H. P. Fitton 'oo 
A. K. Lowe 'oo 
W. R. Kramer 'oo 
A. L. Gould 'oo 
L. T. Morse, 'oo 
H. M. Vaughan 'oo 
J. A. Cushman 'oi 
H. Gammons 'oi 
C. Benson 'oi 
E. L. Curran 'oi 
M. A. Smith 'oi 
E. L. Sinnott 'oi 
C. P. Savery '02 
W. E. Smith '02 
S. W. Cushing '02 
L. D. Cook '02 
W. G. Howes '02 



H. H. Howes '02 
G. F. Hopkins '02 
J. H. Armstrong '02 
N. Leonard '02 
R. E. Pellissier '03 
M. D. Carroll '03 
A. M. Eldridge '03 
J. W. Northcott '03 
A. B. Handy '04 
A. W. Hapgood '04 
H. F. Wilson '03 
W. G. Vinal '03 
C. F. Miller '04 
C. W. Walter '04 
J. F. Gould '04 
J. M. McDonnell '04 
E. T. N. Sadler '05 



Deceased Member. 
W. F. C. Edwards '02 



JLambda 5rhi, 

One dark evening in January, a few courageous Juniors met 
to discuss a momentous question. As a result of this dis- 
cussion, a society was organized for the purpose of Lambda Phi. 
To the uninitiated this object may seem rather mysterious, but 
the members feel greatly encouraged with their success thus far, 
and hope to acquire a greater degree of proficiency as the years 
roll on. 

The whole energy of the club is not devoted to the study 
of "contrasted harmony" or of fine "foot gear" as some of the 
dignified Seniors may think, but rather to the accomplishments 
of an aim worthy of respect. Time will answer all inquiries. 



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TJhe Six Owls. 

To the Normal Offering 

We as "Six Owls" come ; 
Tho' our number is not great, 

Success we mark as our fate. 

Z7/te <Sty/iit. 

In the precincts of old Normal, you will see a club sedate, 
Who from choice and reputation has been called the "jolly 

eight ; " 
Though their object first seems pleasure, they have greater 

things in view. 
For as teachers they will labor when their Normal work is 

through. 

TJhe Uen Zrtns. 

ONE night last October two dwellers of Tillinghast invited 
seven friends to a social gathering. As all nine members 
were sharp and in the habit of making a point in each remark, 
they straightway formed a club and named it the "Nine Pins." 

Later a new member was added, but as she was by no 
means lacking in good qualities, they merely changed the num- 
ber and name. Now they are known as the "Ten Pins." 

jtflpha Samma Srhi, 

THE Alpha Gamma Phi is a new society organized this year. 
It is not to begin and end with the present members, 
but to be continued each year. The charter members hope to 
make the society of such worth that "Alpha Gamma Phi" will 
mean much not only to its members, but to all Normals. 

Membership. 

E. Bertha Beaudry, '04 Amy W. Lawrence, '03 

Annie D. Cheves, '04 Mary L. Preston, '04 

Mary L. Kimball, '04 Una Saunders, '04 

Elizabeth R. Clark, '04 Gertrude Smith, '04 



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Uhe Select. 

ONE afternoon three fellows discovered that their birthdays 
fell on the 12th, 13th, and 14th of May respectively. 
This gave the idea of organizing into a club. So they hunted 
West Wing and found only one, whose birthday fell on the 15th 
of May. This was the last addition to a society "selected" from 
the West Wing. 

In future years, additions to the membership will be 
granted to those who have a birthday on the nth or 16th of the 
same month. This ensures "selection" in members, — hence 
their name. 

Members. 

Robert E. Pellissier, May 12th. 
Arthur W. Hapgood, May 1 3th 

Joseph F. Gould, May 14th. 

Anson B. Handy, May 15th. 

%)elta Jtlpha *Uau. 

it ~Aft USIC hath charms." That is what the poet says. 
]_ \_ Three inhabitants of West Wing, thinking that they 
had found these charms, formed the above society. Then 
operas were given in "Symphony Hall." (Room 58). The jingle 
of ducats for accompaniment by Alpha was harmoniously 
mingled with selections by Maestro and Tau. 
For further information address 

Bill, the Director, Symphony Hall. 
Office hours 9.30 — 10 P. M. 




Htbletic Bssociatton 



Anson B. Handy, '04, 

John Graham, '04, 

Robert E. Pellissier, '03, . 

Arthur W. Hapgood, '04, 

William D. Jackson, (Faculty), 

Chester F. Miller, '04, 



President 

1st Vice-President 

2nd Vice-President 

Secretary 

Treasurer 

Auditor 



UNDER the supervision of the Athletic Association 
the football and baseball teams have been led on 
through another school year. The football team, 
although some of its players were injured, put up 
a grand fight and deserves great praise. Likewise 
the baseball team has shown itself worthy of the name of the 
school. A further discussion will be found under their respec- 
tive heads. 

The Association wishes to thank in this informal way, the 
young ladies of the school for two things ; first, for the enthus- 
iasm and interest which they have shown on South Field ; sec- 
ond, for their financial support. Both of these have been great- 
ly appreciated by the players and managers. 





WAS expected the team which was put on to the 
gridiron this season was the strongest which has 
represented B. N. S. for a number of years. 
Through the untiring efforts of Capt. Gould a 
team was developed strong in every department of 
the game. It was especially pleasing to note the great im- 
provement in the defensive work of the team over that of last 
season. 

We believe that this success is clue in a great measure to 
the number of old and tried men on the team who remained to 
enter the game this season and especially to the enthusiasm 
with which all the members of the team came to daily practice. 
At the beginning grave doubts were expressed as to the 
strength of the back field from which our own star Pitts had re- 
tired. But we were very fortunate in securing O'Brien, South 
Boston High School, '02, to fill his place. His playing through- 
out the season was brilliant at all times and to his enthusiasm 
and diligent work on the practice field was due to a great ex- 
tent the life and spirit which characterized the work of the 
team during the season. 



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For the first time in years Normal won from her old rival 
Brockton High School by a score of 5 — o. In this game our 
boys had no difficulty in gaining through their opponents line 
at will and easily held for downs at every stage of the game. 
Normal was prevented from making a much larger score by in- 
juries to Walter and Handy which necessitated their retirement 
from the game. These accidents proved to be very unfortu- 
nate, as both men, who were playing a particularly strong game, 
were kept out of play for the greater part of the season. Short- 
ly, after Wilson had to retire on account of ill health. 

The best played and most satisfactory game was that with 
Boston Latin School. This team, which eventually won the in- 
terscholastic championship of Massachusetts, was without doubt 
the strongest preparatory school team in the state. The game 
was warmly contested throughout, the score being 5 to o for 
the greater part of the time, the Latin School only scoring the 
winning touchdown within the last few minutes of play, and 
this was undoubtedly due to the loss of Carroll who retired 
from injuries. 

Of the individual work of the team little need be said. All 
the men showed good spirit and played their positions well. 
Particularly brilliant work was done by Capt. Gould whose 
fierce tackling was one of the pleasant features of every game. 
Very effective team work was also brought out during the sea- 
son. Miller played his usual steady game, and by his long end 
runs covered much territory for Normal. 

Great praise should be given to the new men, Hooley, 
O'Donnell and Keefe for their untiring efforts in practice and 
for the very effective way in which they substituted in the dif- 
ferent positions. These men have shown that they are made of 
the right stuff and great things are to be expected of them in 
the future. 



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67 



TJhe TJeam, 



Chester Miller, r. e. 
M. Davitt Caroll, r. t. 
William G. Vinal, r. g. 
H. Forrest Wilson, c. 
David Mahoney, 1. g. 
Charles W. Walter, 1. t. 
Anson B. Handy, 1. e. 
Omer A. Freeman, 1. e. 
Robert E. Pellissier, mg'r. 
Alberto M. Eldridge, 

ass't mg'r. 



Joseph F. Gould, (captain) q. b. 
Frederick J. O'Brien, 1. h. b. 
Arthur W. Hapgood, r. h. b. 
Thomas E. Freeman, f. b. 

Substitutes. 
Michael A. Hooley. r. t. 
Frank J. O'Donnell, c. 
John E. Keefe, q. b. 
Harold E. Perry, c. 



October 11, 
October 18, 
October 25, 
November 1, 
November 8, 
November 12, 
November 22, 

Total points- 



Schedule* 

Normal 5, Brockton High o 

Normal 11, Friends School $ 
Normal o, Boston Latin 5 

English High (cancelled game) 

Normal 6, Friends School o 

Normal 18, Abington High o 

Normal 12, Hingham 15 

—Normal 52, Opponents 25. 








|HE captain of this year's team had plenty of first 
class material to pick from, and as a result Normal 
was represented on the diamond by the strongest 
team she has turned out for years. The season 
opened April 18th, and the men soon demonstrated, 
that as a team they were able to do all that their practice work 
promised. 

Captain Gould occupied the box, which he filled to perfec- 
tion. His cool-headed work in tight places and his ability to 
find a batter's weaknesses and remember them, many a time 
kept the runs from piling up against Normal. His stick work 
was also particularly strong. 

Freeman, in his old position behind the bat, did good work. 
Tom was unfortunate, however, in spraining his ankle in the 
game with Friends School. This necessitated his remaining on 
the bench for the balance of the season, his position being filled 
by Walter and Handy. 

It was not until after several games had been played that 
the captain decided upon the man who should cover ist base. 



THE NORMAL OFFERING 69 

O'Brien won the position and his work there proved that he was 
capable of filling it. 

Carroll at 2nd base did excellent work. Normal will be 
fortunate if she is able to get as good a man to fill the position 
next year. 

This is Keefe's first year with a fast team, but his work at 
3rd base showed that he was quite capable of travelling with the 
company he found himself in. Jack did some good work at the 
bat. 

Hooley at short-stop played good ball. He proved to be one 
of the best base runners on the team, and the way he would 
"play horse" with the basemen, when trying to steal bases, was 
a source of great amusement for the spectators. 

Handy played several different positions during the season, 
doing praiseworthy work, and proving himself to be a most effi- 
cient all-round player. 

Center field was covered by McDonnell who played his cus- 
tomary high standard game. The Normal team is not the only 
one that recognizes McDonnell's ability to play ball. 

Miller covered left field where he did the most brilliant 
kind of work. Some of his catches certainly were phenomenal ; 
and to see a ball go sailing towards left field was to know that 
the batter was out. 

The most interesting and exciting game of the year was the 
one with Brockton ; while the best played game was the one 
with Boston Latin School. It took only an hour and fifteen 
minutes to play the latter. 

The last two games of the season occur too late for publi- 
cation, but a summary of the results of the others will be found 
below. 

The management thanks the school and faculty for the gen- 
erous manner with which they contributed to the support of the 
team, and is especially grateful to Mr. A. C. Boyden for his 
most interesting and instructive lecture on Evangeline's Land 
which he gave for the support of the baseball team. 



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Summary, 



April 


18, 


Normal, 28 


Fall River High, 


9 


April 


20, 


Normal, 15 


Brockton High, 


10 


April 


25, 


Normal, 2 


Boston Latin, 





May 


2, 


Normal, 9 


Thayer Academy, 


6 


May 


9. 


Normal, 9 


Ballou & Hobigand, 


5 


May 


16, 


Normal, 6 


Friends School, 


8 


May 


23, 


Cancelled 






May 


30, 


Cancelled b) 


T Rockland 




June 


6, 


Normal, 5 


Whitman Y. M. C. A. 


4 


June 


13, 


Normal, 


Friend School 




June 


20, 


Normal, 


Alumni 





Uhe Tjeam. 



John H. GRAHAm, m'g'r. 
Edward T. N. Sadler, 

ass't m'g'r. 
Joseph F. Gould, p. (captain) 
M. Davitt Carroll, 2nd b. 
John M. McDonnell, c. f. 
Michael A. Hooley, s. s. 



Frederick J. O'Brien, istb. - 
John E. Keefe, 3rd b. 
Chester F. Miller, 1. f. 
Anson B. Handy, r. f. and c 
Thomas E. Freeman, c. 
Charles W. Walter, r. f. & c. 
Frank J. O'Donnell, sub. 




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71 



Basketball* 



BASKETBALL is to the 
girls of the school what 
football is to their brothers, a 
game which calls for courage, in- 
telligence, resource, and team 
spirit. In tennis, golf, and cro- 
quet each plays for herself ; but 
in basketball, in order to have 
a good strong team, there must 
be the spirit of mutual assist- 
ance, otherwise known as 
"team spirit/' This spirit was 
manifested in all the teams this 
year, — in the Senior, Section, 
and Junior team. 

Many a junior walking 
down the corridor looked long- 
ingly at the silver cup and 
thought how attractive these 
words would look engraved 
thereon, "Juniors 1004. "Fate 
decreed it otherwise, for this is 
the inscription which will be 
handed down, "Seniors 1903." 

This year there was a change in the method of counting, 
the greatest number of points winning the cup instead of the 
greatest number of games. 




The following is the schedule of games 



Date. 
April 27, 1903 
May 4, 1903 
May 11, 1003 



Teams. Score. 

Sections vs Juniors 15 — -9 

Seniors vs Juniors 8 — 6 

Seniors vs Sections 16 — 8 

Total. 



Seniors 24, Sections 23, Juniors 15 



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|AST FALL, when the Juniors began to arrive, and 
the expressman made frequent stops at the Hall 
door, we noticed with pleasure the number of 
smart looking caddy-bags and new golf clubs. This 
spring, however, golf seems to have lost its popu- 
larity of last year ; but whether this is due to the fact that golf- 
balls have furnished homes for so many of our large family of 
pollywogs in the Campus pond ; whether those shining golf-clubs 
still adorn the walls of Normal rooms and are loathe to leave ; 
or whether tennis has indeed regained its old place, it is difficult 
to say. 

At any rate, golf has certainly made a worthy struggle for 
existence on the campus. Former tennis players are now blamed 
for a ball which falls inside the court, and have been driven by 
irate words and glances to seek a course around the edge of the 
Campus. Tees resembling in size and shape, loaves of brown 
bread, deep cuts in the turf and an enveloping cloud of dust 
and sand have marked the progress of the beginner ; but, in 
spite of the not over-flattering remarks of onlookers and tennis 
players, the game has been a source of much pleasure, and 
would undoubtedly become a greater attraction if a suitable 
place for laying out a course could be secured. 



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73 




Zennie. 

ENNIS, both during the fall and the spring season, 
enjoyed its well deserved popularity. The courts 
were 'laid soon after the opening of school and were 
much used until late in the season. Only the dead 
leaves and short, raw days of November gave the 
men in charge a chance to pull up the stakes. 

At the spring season the game was taken up with renewed 
enthusiasm, for tennis is the game of games, and Normalites are 
most excellent judges in such matters. 

We all know, of course, that during the warmer part of the 
year tennis is enjoyed by absolutely every member of this com- 
munity; for although there are some who can neither keep score 
nor stop a ball under any consideration whatever, still every 
soul at Normal can hold a racket, and sit on the bank and give 
some kind of an interpretation to the well known "Love All !" 
which is the very war cry of tennis. 
Tennis is still king of the Campus. 




|HIS is a cyclopaedic article—not ping pong, but the 
words following. Ping pong is a game, an easy 
game in some respects ; not always easy to play, 
but easy to make game of ; the product of easy 
times ; productive of easy motions and easy con- 
sciences on the part of players, but of much uneasiness among 
all other parties interested. 

It is a comparatively new-made (maid) game, and does not 
require the intelligence and mentality of "old-maid"; hence it is 
more popular with society. Its name, however, is derived from 
two old words: — Ping, which to quote one of the Silas Wegg 
craft, is the name of 

The song that the rifle-ball sings, 
Seeking its victim with death on its wings," 
and Pongo, the former generic name for monkeys. 



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No combination could more happily indicate its nature, 
though wonder has sometimes been expressed that the name of 
the parrot was omitted. 

Ping pong was the clever invention of a famous bric-a-brac 
dealer, at a time when his antique manufactures had outrun the 
demand by a heavy overproduction. To meet the emergency, 
he evolved this method of creating a vacuum in the market, and 
the world's visible supply of bric-a-brac rapidly disappeared. 

It has proved almost as destructive of the more precious 
varieties of parlor and drawing-room ornaments as the indis- 
criminate reading of daily newspapers is destructive of the better 
qualities of the human mind. 




%ttexnv& Department. 



from tbe je&ttor's TKHaste BaefceL 

A Sample Letter Ordering an "Offering." 

Rochester, Mass., Mar. 5, 1903. 
Dear Arthur William Hapgood, — 

I hereby desire to state that I have enclosed a money order 
calling for a sum not less than 49J- cents, not more than 508 
cents. This same order, when converted into ready American 
currency, is to be used towards the printing, publishing, manu- 
facturing, binding, proofreading, editorial, managerial, super- 
vision of one copy of the Normal Offering, current year issue. 
Said copy is for the sole use of Uncle Nahum, his heirs and 
assigns from this time henceforth forevermore. Copy must be 
absolutely perfect in every particular or subscriber will demand 
a rebate of ^ cent, payable in 350 years at .000,000,000,000,001 
of a cent, interest per annum. 

Lovingly inscribed, 

Na Hum, son of Buz. 



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Ibome %ifc. 

The Electric Car Scholar. 

OW little the larger part of the students of our 
noble institution know of the meaning of the 
expression "going to Normal." Let us inform all 
the inmates of Tillinghast, Normal, or Woodward 
that it does not mean "living at Normal," but a far 
different thing. 

Look at these two pictures and draw your own conclusions. 

Here is a beautiful and comfortable boarding hall in the 

same yard with the school building, and so close to it that the 




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two buildings almost touch. All the inmates are peacefully 
slumbering although it is 6.25 a. m. by the church clock and the 
sun has long ago risen. Then there breaks on the stillness the 
sweet chimes of a bell, at the sound of which all the sleepers 
awake and leisurely make their toilets. After this they saunter 
into the spacious dining hall where breakfast awaits them, also a 
whole hour in which to eat it. Then there is time for a walk, 
in which to commune with nature and be put in tune for the 
day. A quiet hour for study follows, after which these chil- 
dren of luxury and leisure go to find three or four letters await- 
ing them before 9.10 calls them to their places in the school 
room. 

Here is a home many, many weary miles from the center 
of learning — the illustrious town of Bridgewater. The sun has 
as yet no idea of rising, as it is not five by the clock. An im- 
patient voice breaks the quiet, calling loudly, ■' How do you 
ever expect to catch that car if you sleep all the morning?" At 
this dire summons a sleepy mortal rolls out from his downy 
couch and hastily dresses, muttering all the while something 
about the impossibility of getting a lesson twenty miles from a 
reference book. The breakfast room is reached at last, and the 
agreeable odor of breakfast greets the hungry delinquent. He 
sits down to snatch a bite, but the clock on the mantle frowns 
forbiddingly, and the rumble of car wheels and clanking of the 
bell put all such foolish notions as breakfast aside. Thrusting 
a doughnut in his pocket and making sure that his cold lunch is 
safely in his green bag, he catches up a pile of books and swings 
himself onto the back fender of the flying car. 

He reaches the place where he has to change cars first and 
sees his car rapidly vanishing in the distance. This means a 
wait of from one-half an hour to an hour, during which time he 
is informed that a strike on both steam and electric cars will be 
in progress before he returns that night, discovers that he for- 
got to ask the conductor for a transfer, that his supply of tickets 
has given out, and that he has neglected to provide himself 
with a certificate to procure more. Just then another seeker 
of knowledge who is also bound toward Bridgewater arrives. 



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A loan of tickets is soon made, with a promise of speedy pay- 
ment, and the two board the car. As they ride along they are 
studiously perusing their books, observing birds, trees, and 
flowers, counting the houses along the way, and learning the 
name of every street they pass. The conductor comes to take 
the fares, finds two tickets of the same number, aud gives the 
trembling borrower the alternative of getting off the car or pay- 
ing five cents. 

But things have gone altogether too smoothly so as they 
approach a turnout they find another car planted firmly at right 
angles to the track and very effectively blocking the way. 
Harsh words and fretting are of no avail, so our wayfarers take 
up their burdens and walk the rest of the way to school. On 
arriving there, they find that the attendance has already been 
taken and that they have missed General Exercise. 

These two sketches serve only as hints at the contrast be- 
tween the lives of two Normal students. No mention has been 
made of the pleasure of being in a car when the wheels become 
heated or the fuse burns out, or of the delightful uncertainty 
of the winter days when the snow is three feet deep on a level 
and it takes three different lines of steam cars and as many 
more of electrics to take one fifteen miles between the hours of 
4.30 a. m. and noon, with the temperature of the cars ten below 
zero. Don't think it takes three feet of snow to block an elec- 
tric car, for at the appearance of a storm cloud the cars immedi- 
ately cease to run. Nor has aught been said of the time a poor 
day-student gets his supper. Since oftentimes he does not 
reach home until 7. p. m., he of course has to wait until after 
study hour before his hunger can be satisfied. 

But after "the whole and its parts with their relations" 
have been considered, let us say that one who lives at Bridge- 
water does not, and cannot, realize half the pleasure which 
comes from " going to Normal," in the fullest and most literal 
sense of the term. 



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TbiQber Marfare, 

Should you ask me whence these verses 

Written at this time of autumn, 

Whence these stories and traditions, 

With the thoughts of patient training, 

Skill and planning and maneuv'ring, 

Lining, forming, listening, starting, 

Rushing, running, tackling, punting, 

Their victory and glory, 

I should answer, I should tell you 

From the wide and spacious Campus, 

From the high and lofty South Field, 

From beneath the light of Normal ; 

For I tell them as I heard them 

From the lips of J-h- Mc-o-n-11. 

On the plain near Tillinghast, 

Marked with limestone from the quarry, 

Willow Carr-1 came to center, 

With his loud and mighty whistle, 

Stood erect and called the players, 

Called the opposing braves together. 

Then Shorty G — Id, the Normal's war-chief, 

Stooping northward gave the signal. 

Advancing, all the braves together 

Took the pig skin to the center, 

Rushed by O'-r-n strong and mighty. 

Moving like a mighty river, 

Round and round they wheeled and darted. 

When from out the baffled Brocktons, 

Skilled in all the wiles of warfare, 

Not perceiving danger near them, 

Till from out their claws untangling 

Came the M-lle- fleetly flying, 

From his place of ambush came he, 

Striding terrible among them ; 

And so awful was his aspect 

That the bravest failed to tackle ; 



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79 



On and on he went in magic circles 
Speeding straight across the goal line. 
Then the chief, full skilled from practice, 
Mightiest of all the hunters, 
Kicked the ball between the uprights. 
Thus the game was played and ended. 
Homeward went they all exulting, 
With the trophies of the battle, 
With a shout of song and triumph. 
Honor then be to the brave ones, 
Who thus couquered all the Brocktons 
With their skill in wiles of warfare, — 
Honor them forever. 

"Football Poetess' 



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©n m\> pen* 

ONCE owned a fountain pen. If you have ever 
used one you know what it involves and I can feel 
assured of your sympathy ; if not, my poor vocab- 
ulary can never make you understand. I some- 
times wonder whether things can be truly said to 
be inanimate. I could declare upon oath that my pen had a 
mind and a will. 

It was capricious, fickle, and whimsical, to the last degree. 
During its old age it developed most execrable habits and had 
an aggressive way of contesting my plans at the most inoppor- 
tune moments. Sometimes it would behave with great tranquility 
for several days ; then, just as I had begun to trust it and relax 
caution, it would be suddenly seized with violent hemorrhages 
in the very midst of a recitation and have to be nursed and 
soothed or it would obstinately refuse to flow and persist stead- 
fastly in this resolve, in dogged disregard of my frenzied shak- 
ings, thumpings and maledictions, until I had missed the thread 
of the discourse. Then it would unexpectedly act aggrieved at 



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my apparent disgust and turn emotional, weeping copiously all 
over my hands and note-book. Or again as I would hold it be- 
tween my teeth while I gathered up my books, it would suddenly 
-become convulsive and would bubble hysterically to the great 
detriment of my necktie. 

It could not be induced to favor a reclining position and no 
matter how gently I laid it down, big black tears would slowly 
gather and bedew my unfortunate desk. 

I am in despair for I have never been able to fathom the 
secret of its ethics. 



2)ian> of a IRormaltte, 

April. Hear of a place called Bridgewater Normal. 

June. Seek Bridgewater. Come down Grove street at 9.30 
A. M. Late for "exams" 12 A. M. A fellow asked for the 
potato gravy to put on his ice cream. One of the fellows had a 
mustache. Think I am young. 

Sept. i. Get a checked suit and a straw hat. Have strange 
and fearful dreams. 

Sept. 9. Rains. Take the car for Bridgewater. 4 p. m. See 
great many pretty girls. 10 p. m. No room - think of home. 
11.30 p. m. No room -think more of home. 12.00 p. m. Get a 
room and roommate. Roommate and I are suspicious of each 
other and are on the watch for practical jokes. No key - put a 
washstand against door for protection. Turn out light and each 
one hides his money. 

Sept. 10. Did not sleep much last night. Some boys crowed 
like roosters in the morning. Do not think they could have 
been good boys. 

Move the washstand and tear my trousers. Think of home 
again and mother. Roommate has a pair of golf trousers I can 
take. Go down to breakfast. Stir my coffee with a large spoon 
and the girl on my right giggles. Eat eight biscuits, drink five 
glasses of milk. They wont wait. Go away hungry. 



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Go to school. Size up the teachers. They call Mr. Boyden 
"Pa". He looks at me and a guilty feeling creeps over me. 
Don't know what I have done though. 

Friday Night. Think my mother would like to have me 
come home. jFeel obliged to go to see the folks. They are 
pleased to see me. 

Sunday. Return to school. Have introduction to the min- 
ister. 

Monday. Spits snow in forenoon. Go skating on Boyden 
Park. Buy a blue necktie. Girls think it is pretty. 

Tuesday. Weigh 150 lbs. Get E in Music. 

Wednesday. Break my water pitcher. Costs fifty cents to 
get a new one. Buy a shaving brush. Think I will shave when 
the fellows are not around. 

Thursday. Have my first lesson in Drawing. Rains all day. 
Buy a pencil. 

Friday. Have an "Exam" in Music. After school go for a 
walk with the fellows. 

Saturday. Have a time at the table. Put cheese, milk, etc. 
(?) into a pot and cook it. (Don't like it). Have fudge. 

Sept. (Return) Think I am all right. Make believe I am 
a Junior. Enjoy the bewilderment of a small girl. The girls 
are not so pretty as last year. 

Tuesday. Offer to show a new fellow around. He asks 
strange questions. He does not know how to play foot ball. 

Wednesday. Put a sign on a new fellow's door. He is 
afraid. 

Thursday. Foot -ball practice. Think I shall make the team. 

Friday. Play tennis with the girls. 

Sept. Make new resolutions. 

Sept. 12. Go into advanced mathematics class. Find out 
how much I do not know. Feel discouraged and retire early. 

Sept. 13. Get up at five o'clock to work on drawing. Ad- 
vise some frivolous Juniors. 

Sept. 14. Study after school. Take a short walk to get 
Geology specimens. After supper work on Drawing. Continue 
into study hour. 

Sept. 15. Get up early and continue to draw. 



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Saturday. Copy note books. 

SePT. n. Teach in Model School. 

Sept. 12. Dream that the school house is on fire. Save the 
pupils like a hero. Teach reading in Model School. 

Sept. 13. Teach school again. (In a dream) Scholars are 
on top of desk. 

May 4. See a superintendent. Horrible visions all night. 

May 5. Find some fossils near Carver's. Cannot classify 
them. 



" Hello ! Central ! I want the Fudge Co. this evening. " 

"All right ! we'll phone them for you !" 

Now the Fudge Co. includes Misses Shoo Ger, Butte Er, 
Mil Kay, and Messrs. Choco Late, and Alcoh 01. 

This is a very quiet, unobstrusive company as far as out- 
siders are concerned with them, but they have extraordinary 
abilities, which come into play on occasion, but which, however, 
often cause much confusion, and hot dish-cussions. 

We will now give you a little glimpse of this company. 

" Thirty-nine ! Seventy-three ! Fifty-one ! ! All right ! — 
Co. meets in Thirty-nine to-night. Let's call on them " 

Here they are — very quiet at present. Never mind, we 
will soon fire them up. Alco is not working. He is bottling 
up his energy for a flame which will be struck up later. 

What's the matter with Shoo ? She seems to be taking 
life rather solemnly for one of such sweet sunny temper. But 
she is not always so melancholy. Mil looks as if she were ready 
for fun, but having no one to help her enjoy it, she sits quietly 
awaiting the issue of the silence which has seized the Co. 

Choco is in a brown study but we shall not allow that long. 
Let's see what Butte is doing. She is a slippery little body, 
quite sensitive and easily melted to tears. She looks as though 
she wanted to "cheer up" but couldn't. 



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Oh, Fudge! I forget to tell you about Van. — Van Ilia. He 
is a good little boy, with very good intentions, and really the best 
behaved one of the whole Co. He usually remains in the back 
ground, on the occasion of a bubbling on the part of the rest of 
the Co., and afterwards comes in and saves the reputation of 
all by his sweet and becalming effects. 

Now we must rouse this solemn assembly for otherwise we 
cannot see them at their best. 

We must fire Alco first and he will start the others. Let's 
put him in this bright little frame. He bubbles a little over it, 
but is not greatly roused yet. 

We will strike a match, and see how jealous it makes him. 
Now he is fired to a burning heat and the rest begin to feel his 
influence. 

Choco and Shoo we will put into the silver ditch and see 
them sulk a while. Now, let's put in Mil as a peacemaker and 
see what she will do. Mil is quiet, but she does her work 
effectively. Not liking the situation in which she is placed, 
she becomes revengeful and in less time than it takes to tell it, 
she dissolves Shoo in milk-white tears, and Choco, grieving at 
her loss, is reduced to powder. 

Now Butte's heart will surely melt when she sees the fate 
of the others. Yes, there she goes. 

Here we have them all at their best, bubbling, and sputter- 
ing away. Alco looks up and laughs at the others and that 
makes them bubble all the more. This will not last long how- 
ever, they will soon tire of affording so much amusement. 

They are even now becoming more quiet, and seem to wish 
a change of position. Let's send Van to them. He will stop it 
all. Yes, of course they have to sputter a little, at first, at a 
new arrival but — there ! they are all quiet now so we will put 
them in this tinpanum and leave them awhile, until their wrath 
becomes cooled. 

Half-hour later : — 

How quietly they welcome us. Before long they are very 
much cut up about it, and declare they will strike — the plate (or 
anything they can find near enough) which they proceed to do. 

Now, so far all this confusion has taken place at No. 39. 



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The company have another engagement this evening at La 
Place Nomme Le West Wing and we will conduct them thither 
— as far as we may — and learn the secrets they are to unfold to 
the audience there. 




Zbe Stanbope IRing, 

T was half past nine, and a party of girls were 
gathered in Mabel Stanhope's room, having, as 
May Elsworth declared, "just the loveliest time." 
The girls were sitting on the floor, Turkish fashion, 
with goodies of various kinds spread out before 
them. The edibles were rapidly disappearing, while the merry- 
makers discussed with much laughter the incidents of the day. 

These girls were students of the Bridgewater Normal 
School, and had a sincere, hearty appreciation of what that in- 
stitution was doing for them. They were full of life and vigor. 
Chief among them was Mabel Stanhope, tall, dark, beautiful and 
impetuous. Near her sat Ethel Sanford, a quiet unassuming 
little person, with light hair and dream-like eyes, through which 
it seemed as though one could read her very thoughts. In spite 
of the fact that these two were so very different in appearance 
and character, they were "great chums," and received much ad- 
miration from their friends, May Elsworth, Hope Dalton, and 
Susan Martin. 

As soon as the girls had made away with the repast, they 
began to discuss their ambitions for the future. Susan wished 
to be an actress, May and Hope writers of Novels, and Mabel a 
great authoress, whose works should be read in all languages. 
It was then Ethel's turn, and she paused a moment as if hesita- 
ting to give voice to her inmost thoughts. Finally she said, "I 
have seen so much misery and unhappiness in the world that I 
should like to devote my life to caring for the needy. I have 
always wished that I might found a home for desolate children, 
but, as that is impossible, I can probably contrive to make a 
little sunshine somewhere." 



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This speech was greeted by a chorus of surprised exclama- 
tions, which were interrupted by a shout from May. "O Mabel, 
it is five minutes of ten, and you promised to show us the Stan- 
hope ring to-night." "So I did," said Mabel, as she took from 
a drawer an exquisitely carved box, and displayed the ring. 
"This ring, and the box in which it is kept, has been in the 
Stanhope family for several hundreds of years. It has been 
handed down from generation to generation, and is very highly 
prized. It was given to me by my grandmother, who wanted to 
see it in my possession before she died. The ruby was brought 
from the Orient by one of my ancestors, and sometime after- 
ward was put in this peculiar setting, and given by my great- 
great -great grandfather to his bride." At this point the ten 
o'clock bell struck, and the girls hastily departed for bed, but 
Mabel noticed that Ethel Sanford gazed at the ring longer and 
more admiringly than the others. 

The next morning the boarding-hall was the scene of a busy 
packing, for the girls were going away that night on a week's 
vacation. The dress suit cases were deposited at noon in the 
school-house hall, and, as soon as recitations were over, the girls 
snatched hats, coats, and baggage, bade merry good-bys, and 
rushed to the station. 

Ethel Sanford went to her cousin's in the western part of 
the State, and Mabel Stanhope to her home in Boston. That 
night, as Ethel was unpacking in her cousin's room, she sud- 
denly exclaimed, "Why, these are not my things. I have taken 
Mabel Stanhope's suitcase by mistake. What shall I do?" 
Just then a telegram came. It was dated at Boston and signed 
by Mabel. It read : 

"Have your suitcase. Shall use your clothes. You use 
mine." 

Ethel concluded that this was the wisest thing to do, as the 
vacation was so short, and bravely wore Mabel's bright garments, 
although some of the colors were very trying to her delicate 
complexion. 

Both the girls met with many little mortifications on ac- 
count of the ill-fitting and unbecoming clothing that they wore 
that week, and gave laughing accounts of their adventures on 



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their return to school. Ethel found her things a little mussed, 
but none the worse for wear. Mabel, on the other hand, found 
her clothes in much better condition than they would have been 
if she had worn them herself. Everything was neatly folded 
and packed. In one corner of her suitcase was the carved box 
in which was kept the Stanhope ring. As she took the box out 
of the suitcase, she became possessed by a desire to see the 
ring. Accordingly, she took the key from her purse, and opened 
the box. Imagine her dismay, however, when she discovered 
that the box was empty. 

Mabel had no idea that there was any danger of losing the 
ring, and her thoughts ran something like this ; "I showed the 
ring to the girls on the night of the 'spread', but I remember 
putting it back in the box afterwards. The box was locked and 
the key in my purse, and no one could have taken it unless she 
had a duplicate key. Let me see. Ethel has a key that will un- 
fasten it, for that little cabinet of hers has the same kind of lock. 
Ethel must have opened the box and taken the ring. Yes, I re- 
member how envious she looked the night I showed it to the 
girls. Then Ethel is a thief." 

Mabel did not like to believe that her chosen friend was a 
thief, but she could think of no other possible solution to the 
problem, and the more she thought, the more she became con- 
vinced that this solution was correct. She told no one of what 
had happened for several days, but avoided Ethel as much as 
possible. Finally she whispered her suspicions to May, Hope, 
and Susan. 

"Why," said Hope, "Ethel wouldn't do such a thing. 
Don't you remember what she said the other night about help- 
ing others." 

"Yes," said Susan, "but perhaps she said that to make us 
think she is better than she really is. Very likely she had it all 
planned out before hand, and took Mabel's dress-suit case pur- 
posely." 

This view of the case so convinced the girls, that they told 
the other members of the school, and often spoke of Ethel as a 
thief. 

In the mean time, poor Ethel had about as much as she 



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could bear. No one spoke to her, and left to herself, she grew 
pale and thin. She seemed to lose all interest in life. Mabel, 
who was not lost to pity, went to her one day and told her that 
if she would return the ring, all would be made right. Ethel, 
however, burst into such a passion of nervous tears that Mabel 
did not press the matter further. 

One morning near the close of the term Mabel was clean- 
ing out one of the drawers in her desk, when she saw something 
bright in the corner. She pulled it out, and there, in all its 
glory, lay the Stanhope ring. At the same time it flashed into 
her mind that she had dropped the ring into the drawer after 
showing it to the girls, but had left the box on the table. The 
next morning she had locked the box, supposing it contained the 
ring, and put it in her dress-suit case. 

The thoughts of her accusation and Ethel's suffering came 
over her like a terrible night-mare. At first she thought, "If I 
do not tell the girls that I found the ring, no one will ever know, 
and I shall be spared the mortification. But that will not be just 
to poor Ethel. O dear! what will the girls think of me ? " So 
the struggle between her pride and her sense of duty went on 
for several hours. Finnally the sight of Ethel's tear-stained 
face decided her, and she began her work of reparation. First 
she went to Ethel's room and asked forgiveness. Then she as- 
sembled the other girls in the reception-room and made a little 
speech, telling them how it all happened, and how she was the 
only one to blame for the loss of the Stanhope ring. 

This speech was received with shouts of applause, and 
when May Elsworth proposed three cheers for Ethel Sanford, 
they were given with a right good will. 

Ethel had been hurt too deeply to forgive Mabel at once, but 
in a short time all feeling of restraint wore off, and the two 
once more became "chums." Mabel, however, was less impet- 
uous than before. She had learned two lessons; namely, to be 
more careful of her own things, and never to accuse another 
hastily of wrong doing. 




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IRutb's IDictotMp. 

JELL, but what about Ruth Cutler ? You know- 
she rather expects to play." 

" Yes, I know. But you see, girls, it is this 
way. Ruth hasn't practised and we must have a 
girl who has done so, since it is but a short time 
before the games. It must be Mazie, girls. Ruth just can't 
be on the team. It won't hurt her not to have her own way 
once, and anyway the team must come first." 

So Mazie Brown was chosen "basket," for what Kate Man- 
ning said carried weight when Ruth wasn't there. 

This was the last position to be considered, and there had 
been a long discussion, for if was important that the team should 
have the strongest player. Yet they all knew that Ruth would 
want this place, and few wished to disappoint her. 

After this decision was reached the girls talked of some 
"team plays" and then separated, Kate and Mazie going to tell 
Miss Beals, the Gymnastic teacher." 

" Are you sure, Kate, that I ought to play instead of 
Ruth ? She does everything so well, you know, and would do 
fine work after a little practice." 

" Yes, that is just it. We can't stop to train individual play- 
ers now. You are just the one we want. Besides you can 
play as well as Ruth ; you mustn't think that Ruth is the only 
one who can do anything. Wait and see what Miss Beals 
thinks of our team." 

That evening the girls met in Mazie's room to discuss the 
coming games. Kate talked with great animation of her plans 
for the teams. 

" Only think, girls, two weeks and then the games ! Mary 
and Ruth, you will practice tomorrow, won't you ? For we 
must make every day count. Ruth, have you anything special 
to do ? Won't you come down and umpire us ?" 

Ruth kept on stirring the fudge, and gave no signs of en- 
thusiasm. 

" Really, girls, I don't see how I can. I have that long 



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theme to copy, and, besides, I have promised one of the girls to 
go to walk. 

Kate punched the pillows, but said nothing. For once 
Ruth was not the centre and life of their plans, and although 
Kate was sorry that Ruth was hurt, yet she felt that it could 
not be otherwise, for the good of the team. 

Ruth and May cried, " Oh, Ruth do come ! You can 
help us so much." But Ruth would not come and Kate and 
Mazie knew why. 

One noon nearly two weeks later, Ruth asked the girls if 
they didn't want to go rowing on Carver's after school. They 
could take pillows, she said and that interesting book they were 
reading. The girls knew there would be Huyler's and other 
things, and it meant a thoroughly good time. Ruth's plans 
always worked out beautifully, so that every girl always en- 
joyed herself greatly. 

" Of course you'll go, Mazie. And you, Ruth and May?" 

"Yes, indeed, we will. Won't it be fun!!" And they 
waved their books enthusiastically. 

But Mazie stood studying the ground and seemed rather 
troubled. Ruth noticed it and watched her intently. 

Suddenly Mazie raised her head and said : " Ruth, I'd like 
to go ever so much, as I hope you know. But, we are to 
practice tonight and I can't." 

Ruth said something about "letting it go and coming on ; 
they wanted her, and anyway one night wouldn't make much 
difference." 

But Mazie was firm. She realized what she was missing, 
and thought too, that Ruth wouldn't like her refusal and Ruth 
had always been her dearest friend. She knew that Ruth re- 
membered that there was to be a practice game that night, and 
she was sorry that her friend was taking this measure to hinder 
the team. 

The girls had to go without Mazie. For some reason they 
did not have so enjoyable a time as they had expected. Ruth 
seemed rather preoccupied and consequently the fun lagged. 

Ruth was thinking. She had taken no interest in the 
plans of the team, in fact had let little things interfere with 



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them. Because she herself could not have an active part, she 
had not cared whether the team was successful or not. Could 
it have been — yes — she had almost wished they would not win 
in the tournament. How selfish ! 

Mazie's refusal to go with her on the excursion had made 
her see things in a different light. When Ruth began to think, 
there was always something to show for it. 

The next day at the time of the game, Ruth, instead of 
finishing a sofa pillow as she had intended, was down in the 
dressing room of the " gym," helping the girls. And during 
the ten minutes' rest, it was Ruth who showed the girls where 
a point might be gained, and it was Ruth who cheered them up 
and urged them on. 

I thought Ruth Cutler wasn't coming near this game. Wasn't 
she trying to keep the girls away from practice the other 
night? I must have terribly misjudged her. Why, that en- 
couragement at the rest, just give us the game. Where is she ? 
We must tell her." 

When they told her, Ruth said : " Girls, I did not want to 
help at all at first. But I have had my ideas changed." And 
she smiled at the puzzled Mazie. "Will you all go rowing to- 
morrow, girls ?" 

H OLetter, 

Bridgewater, Mass., Mar. 12, 1903. 
My Dear Teddy : 

It is a long time since I wrote you a letter. Here I 
am in my third year at Normal, and I have not told you any- 
thing about my work or surroundings. As you may like to 
know what I am doing, I will tell you something of my previous 
years here and my anticipations for the future. 

We are situated in a beautiful spot right in the village. 
Our school house is a fine brick building running north and 
south, and covering one side of a large square in which all the 
buildings except two are situated. Normal Hall, which is a 
dormitory and dining hall, occupies another side of this square, 
and the two remaining sides are occupied by two other dormi- 



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ties, called Woodward Hall and Tillinghast Hall. Across the 
street on the east side of the square is a beautiful campus, with 
a pretty, winding pond in the middle. On this campus we play 
golf and tennis. On the south side is a large, level field called 
South Field, where we play football and baseball. In one 
corner of this field is the school laundry, a neat brick building. 
On the north side is a tract of land where a new gymnasium is 
to be built. I have given you a description of the grounds, but 
you cannot get the beauty of them until you have seen them for 
yourself. 

There are about two hundred and eighty students in the 
school, and they are a jolly crowd I tell you. The girls out- 
number us so much that the fellows say that they are entitled 
to sixteen girls a piece. Sone of them get them too. In ath- 
letic season we are busily engaged every night, but in winter 
we go skating on Carver's Pond, a large pond in the woods 
about five minutes' walk from school. 

The first year s work was not very hard, and we were longer 
than that in getting ■" broken in." By the second year we were 
pretty well used to our surroundings, and we could begin to 
think we were up in the world, and look down on the " Freshies," 
more fellows and girls came in and our circle of friends became 
larger ahd closer. But the work increased in proportion, and 
we had to "dig" a little more to keep up . We thought that 
the hardest year in the course, but we have not been through 
our last year yet. 

This year is a "snap " thus far, so we have more time for 
sports. We have become intensely interested in the work, and 
we do not think of cutting up some of the tricks which we 
used to play, and have taken on a sort of sedate, business-like 
air — you know what I mean. In short we are almost Normal- 
ized, and I suppose next year will complete that operation. 

We have a Normal Club, which provides literary and musi- 
cal entertainments almost every Friday night in the winter 
months. Then, too, the Club issues an annual called the Nor- 
mal Offering. I will send you one of last year's magazine and 
a picture of the instution, if I don't forget it. 

As for secret societies, we have the Kappa Delta Phi, or the 



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" Frat." which is a select crowd of us fellows; and the " Hungry 
Eight.'* There is also an order called the " Pie Eaters," which 
takes in another set, mostly the lower classmen. The " Bach- 
ellors' Club " must not be left out. However, there are only 
three in that, while all the rest form the " Anti-bachelors." 
These names may seem funny to you, but they all have their 
specific meanings; especially the last two, which must be taken 
literally, Ala ! next year ! Think of it, we shall be full-fledged 
Normalites, Our social circle will have been completed, and 
no such thing as a " big head " will exist in the class. We shall 
have attained the art of pedagogy, If we are ever going to do 
so, and shall begin to think of the future. Then also will come 
the experience of going down to teach the youngsters in the 
Model School, which is in the same building as we are. Every 
body has go through this ordeal, and there the teachers, to say 
nothing of the children, "size you up " all right. Some of the 
latter express their views on the matter without much hesitation 
which makes it worse. We shan't breathe easily until that is 
over, and " Pa," has awarded our sheepskins. Then we shall 
meet our Waterloo in some little hamlet down among the sand- 
banks of Cape Cod. I shouldn't wonder if that is where I landed 
some time, to teach little teachers in the way they should go. I 
tell you, Teddy, we are full of these ideas, and we talk our future 
over pretty seriously sometimes, and then turn and dream about 
it. Oh ! I tell you those are anything but beautiful visions ; but 
don't you care, better times are coming, at least we hope so 
down here. 

Maybe you have an idea of my joys and troubles from this 
jumble, bnt I shall try to do better next time. Good-bye ! 
Write soon. "Cap." 




General Exercises. 

The ladies' coat-room has been termed a "Literary Ward- 
robe." 

"What is the use of the Campus pond except for freezing 
ice cream?" 

"For frogs to live in and boys to swim in." 

"On which side of the body is the right hand?" 
"On the side where the heart is not." 
"What location is that?" 
"The other side." 

"How could you tell which direction is "north" if you stood 
at any point on the earth's surface?" 

"Look towards the Unitarian church." 

"What room are the birds in?" 

V-n-1. "Assembly Hall." (Great indignation on the part 
of the songsters.) 

The "human duck" sheds thoughts instead of raindrops — 
H--l-y. 

"When does one write poetry?" 

Miss W-ng. "When he cannot express his feelings in 
prose." 

Nov. 20 — Top-knot come down ! 

Nov. 21, A. M. — Top-knot came down! 

Nov. 21, P. M. — Top-knot went up again ! ! 



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Miss Fe-r-r. "Yes, on the dead level, water would still 

>> 
run. 

Miss I-he-w — d. "If a cat was standing in front of me, 
its right side would be similar to mine." 

Miss M-ld-ed McD Ids. "A comet is a thing with a 

big, long, tail." 

"Would you put the Divorce Law in the Business Column?" 
"Well, it's one kind of business." 

Psychology. 

Mr. Boyden. How do you know your breakfast has been 
digested?" 

Miss M-y Br-oks "Because it makes me "grow". 
Question "Does Miss Br-oks eat any breakfast?" 

"Are we descended from apes?" 
. "We are rather ascended from them, if anything." 

Miss M — s-a-1 "Harvard St. in Brockton has green grass 
the year round." 

April I, 1903. (A lively discussion in Psychology). Mr. 
Boyden. "The moon looks to me to be forty feet across." 

Miss Ferrer. Why, I see it only about as large as an um- 
brella." 

Mr. Boyden. "Well, anyway, it's always large enough to 
cover two." 

Then he added, "The longest way around is always the 
shortest way home under that umbrella." 

"Rest is the complete cessation of all activity Where 
would you be if that were now true?" 
"Dead." 

Mr. Boyden — "Miss McD-n-ld, don't you expect to have 
all your senses about you? Don't you expect to keep yourself?" 
Miss McD-n-ld (in a doubtful tone) "I hope to." 
(Great amusement among the young gentlemen of the class.) 



The normal offering 95 

"Isn't it necessary to wear any wraps back and forth to the 
Halls and school?" 

"Of course." 

Mr. B — . "I wish it was." It doesn't seem to be "in the 
course." 

Pupil (after several illustrations from Mr. Boyden) — "Well, 
now take a case of mine." 

Mr. B. — "Will you jump over this building?" 
Miss M-rsh-11 — "That's something I can't do!" 
Mr. B.— "Why don't you try?" 

Miss M. — "Well I might try and jump a little higher each 
day, until ! ! ! ! " 

Zoology. 

"The bear has a rudimentary tail, sometimes wanting." 
Mr. B— "Well then, I'd leave it out." 

Miss M-r-n's chief source of knowledge in Zoology seems 
to be from the herring and monkeys she has seen. She comes 
from Weymouth, of course. 

Miss C — k. "Are there all kinds of meat in a turtle ; that 
is, chicken, pork. etc. ? I have heard old people say so." 

Mr. Boyden — "I don't know, but I should say it was all 
turtle meat." 

Physics and Literature. 

Mr. Jackson — "It is characteristic of women to think a 
thing without any reason." 

Miss W-lc-x — (reciting in physics) "A crystal has a regu- 
lar, definite shape." 

M. Jackson. — "So has a cat." 

Mr. Jackson — "Who begins to have gleams of "common 
sense?" 

"The Pilgrims put into Dartmouth for repairs." 
Evidently not only the Pilgrims, but also Miss C-o — n's 
statement needed repairing. 



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Mr. Jackson — (after vain attempts of Miss I — 1-y to spell 
"hippopotamus" on the board) "Rather an abbreviated animal 
but perhaps we shall be able to recognize him." 

For Greek derivations apply to Misses Thompson and 
Murphy. 

"Surely there were never such vexatious things as the sun, 
moon, and earth." 

Miss B-a-e in advanced physics. 

Question to be solved, — "Are there any lunatics on the 
moon?'' (Solution open only to advanced physics.) 

Senior I (first lesson) Mr. Jackson — "This is Junior— — ?" 

"Those who are not in this section regularly, please raise 
your hands in alphabetical order." 

"Why is "appendicitis" not a new word?" 
Miss Gl-v-n. "I know someone who had it before I was 
born." 

Physiology and Geography. 

Mr. Sinnott (turning to Miss W-bs — r, after showing the 
thick walls of the heart and explaining its structure) "So you 
see it takes a good deal to "break a heart." 

"A large part of a teacher's talk is chalk talk." 

Mr. Sinnott "A cow is an animal having four legs, two 
horns, and a tail" 

Mr. Sinnott (talking about giving of government lands) 
"Uncle Sam has given away all his farms in the West." 

Miss O-n- (innocently) "Isn't he giving away " home- 
steads" in California now?" (Suppressed laughter in class) 

Mr. Sinnott. (benignantly) "I wasn't aware that he was, 
but at any rate they are not desirable ones, Miss O-n." (more 
laughter) 

Mr. Sinnott (turning gravely to class) "Perhaps Miss O-n 
will tell us all about it some day." 

Miss B-nn-r. "The abdomen contains the organs of indi- 
gestion." 



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"What is the geography lesson to-day?,' 
Pupil "We begin with the atmosphere and go through 
space." 

Miss M-r-i "Blood vessels are hitched to the intes- 
tines." 

Miss B-k-r. "Coal is found in hospitable regions." 

Knowing Junior — "The muscles which move the fingers 
are in the forearm ; those which move the toes are in the fore- 
leg." 

"A pain in the heart is a sensation which cannot be dis- 
tinctly localized." 

Miscellaneous. 

Pupil (referring to Satan) — "I think that there was an ele- 
ment of tenderness in him." 

"Then you would stand up for him?" 
Oh! no! I don't— er— -like him! !" 

Miss Emerson — "What should be the vital object of a drill 
exercise? Perhaps some of those who are asleep can tell me." 

Mr. S-d-er dimly grasps the last few words and answers, 
"To keep the pupils awake." 

Inquiring Junior, — "Miss Kirmayer, I can never remember 
how to pronounce your name." 

Miss K. — "Well, just think of a dog getting stuck in a 
swamp — the dog is the principal thing — and you have it." 

"Gentle as a gang of lions." — A-er-e. 

"Are girls more inclined to be mischievous or wicked? 
Miss Home to Mr. W-lt-r." 

Mr. W.— "I don't know." 

Miss H. — "Mr. W--lt-r answers from his very slight acquain- 
tance with them." (Class seems to disagree.) 

Mr. Gurney — "Why is the terrestial sphere placed before 
the celestial in the outline?" 

Mr. N-r-hc--t — "Because we must live upon the earth be- 
fore ascending to the celestial sphere." 



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Model School Philosophy. 

Miss Ch--v-s. "Uncivilized beings have hypermetropia." 

Miss Hicks — "Who has hypermetropia?" 

Mr. W-lt-.r— "I have." 

Miss Hicks — "Therefore you are a savage." 

Miss Emerson — "I cannot hear what you say, Mr. Ma- o--y. 
You will have to talk louder." 

Mr. Ma-o-y — "I haven't spoken yet." 

Miss M-r--y (describing the three fold plan of the revolution- 
ary campaign) "Gen. Howe was to come up from below and 
meet the other generals above." 

Mr. Boyden — "A little ambiguous, Miss M--r — y." 

Mrs. E--S—.S — "Why is the school building like a verb?" 
"Because it has three principal parts." 

Miss S--ip--an (speaking about the constellation Orion) 

"I can get a man but I can't make him kneel." 

Miss G--n (speaking about skating) "Was it slippery?" 

Student teaching — "What is a chord?" 
(Student gives correct definition.) 
Student teaching — "Sing one." 

Miss Prince. "Which line is most inclined in the sharp?" 
Mr. Fr--n--h. — "The vertical." 




AMONG the best patrons of the Normal Offering each 
year are the advertisers who have so generously and 
kindly helped along the publishing of it by these 
advertisements. They have been unusually obliging this year 
and by their aid we are enabled to put many things in the 
Offering which we would have been obliged to leave out with- 
out their co-operation. 

I wish to impress upon the students that the advertise- 
ments determine, in a large measure, whether we have an Offer- 
ing or not. So if you will think of this and distribute your 
patronage fairly among our advertisers they will feel repaid and 
and will aid us more in the future. 

Show the business men of Bridgewater by your trade that 
it pays to advertise in the Offering. 

BUSINESS MANAGER. 




HUDSON, 
PHOTOGRAPHER 



Catropello, A\a$?. 



TWO THINGS 



TO REMEMBER. . . . 

First — Our Ice Cream has no 
equal. 

Second — Our prices are always 
right. 

Wholesale and Eetail. 

C. W. HAYES. 



G. A. THATCHER, D. D. S. 

Dental Office, 

6} Main Street, Brockton. 



Maker* of Ladled ahej tielvts' 
Clothe*. 

" If we make them they're right." 

Sumner G. Duckworth, 

t\*t) f s Wear, 



BBIDGEWATER, 



Mass. 



BIDMEAD'S BAEBEE SHOP 

German Hair Tonic. 

Razors Honed and Concaved in a First 
Class Manner. 

Children's Hair Cutting a Specialty. 



Odd Fellows' Block 



BRIDGEWATER. 



Choice Stationery 

Blank Books, # * # Tablets, # # # Blocks, ^\ Indelible Ink, 
Brushes, # * # Confectionery, ^*^ Pure Drugs, ^*% Medicines, 
Homeopathics, # * # etc. Tennis goods of all kinds. 

COLD 50DA, witb Choice Fruit Syrups. 

Largest Stock in Town. Prices Eight. Give us a call. 

Cole's Pharmacy. 



L. A. MERRITT, M. D. 
Physician and Surgeon. 



OFFICE HOURS, 

7.3O TO 8 A. M. 

2 TO 4 — 7 TO 8 P. M. 



RESIDENCE and OFFICE, 

Cor. Grove and South St. 

Bridgewater, Mass. 



HOOPER (SL, CO., 
GROCERS. 

Plain and Fancy Crackers, 
Confectionery. Canned 
Meats. Pickles, Olives, etc. 



Fresb Cut Flowers. 

COOPER 



DECORATOR. 



GURNEY BROS. CO., 

ESTABLISHED 1863. 

Idwelers jwq • 



8* 



0PTICWNS 

Dealers in Diamonds. 
122 and 124 rialn St., cor, School, 

BROCKTON, MASS. 





&. S. Jaxon, 7). <D. S. 




Careful and Scientific Care 




of the Natural Teeth . . . 


DR. F. L. WARREN. 


183 Main St., 


Office Hours, 1 to a p. m. t to 9 p. m. 


Brockton, Mass. 


BRIDGE WATER, MASS. 


BOSTON OFFICE '. 




16 ARLINGTON, ST. 




Mon. and Thurs. by appointment 



Good Advice, 

^uy your Clothing and ^Furnishings 



■AT- 



-Howard & Caldwell's*- 

134--144 Main Street, Brockton, Mass. 

To pass this by would be doing an injustice to your pocketbook, as there's plea- 
sure and profit in buying there. 



An Odd Drive! 

For 24 days from issue of this publi- 
cation we will sell our 30 cent Station- 
ery for 24 cents. 

For 19 days our 25 cent Stationery for 

19 cents. 
For 16 days our 20 cent Stationery for 
16 cents. 

A chance for Vacation. 

WILCOX'S PHARMACY' 

Bridgewater, Mass. 



Briagewater BaScery 

BREAD 
Cake and Pastry. 

Hot Rolls and Biscuit 
at 4 p. m. 

CHAS. A. LOCKE, Prop. 



Groups of the 

Faculty, Baseball, Football, Basket Ball, etc. 





ORTR/MT 
OTOCRAPHEI 



Don't forget we will make your Class 
Photo for '04 in the newest styles. 

CHARLES H. KING, Bridgewater, Mass. 



The Oldest Teachers' Agency in New England. Established 1875. 

Pusftip teachers' Hgeitcy 

N. E. Bureau of Education. 



TEACHEKS wanted for all grades. The demand is constant. 
We are daily in receipt of calls for efficient teachers of all 
grades to fill positions in the best schools in every part of the 
country. The demand is often greater than the supply. 

Mam ?. Jarvis. flivin T. Pease. 

29A Beacon Street, Boston. 



BOWMAN'S 

EXPRESS. 

Trunks and Baggage transported 
to and from the station. 

Office: Central Square. 



FIRST CLASS 

Shoes in the Leading 
Styles at all times at 

R. FERGUSON'S. 



We also do first -class repairing. 



F. N. Churchill 

has for the Young Ladies 

HANDKEBCHIEFS, Gloves ; 
Perfumes, Draperies, etc. 

and makes a specialty of 

Gent's Neckwear, Hats 
and Gloves. 



SOUVENIR SPOONS 

Engraved to order 

"NORMAL SCHOOL" PIN. 

Originated by members of Normal 

School Association. 



For Sale by 
H. A. CLARK, 

Central, Sq. 



Jeweler, 

Bridgewater. 



BROAD ST. MARKET. 

B. A. LEONARD, Proprietor. 

Beef, Pork, Lamb, Veal, Ham,Tripe, Fruit, 
Vegetables and Canned Goods. 



Berries and Fruit in 

their Season. 



Bridgewater, 



Mass. 



FREDERICK T. WIDMER 

Successor to 

HENRY GUILD & SON, 
MANUFACTURING JEWELERS 

Maker of B. N. S. 'oo, Section B., '02, 

Sections C and D '03, B. N. S. '04, 

and Kappa Delta Phi pins. 



28 West St. 



Boston. 



J. F. ALLEN, D. D. S. 



KINGMAN BLOCK, 



CAMPELLO. 



The Bridge Teachers' Agency. 

G. A. SCOTT & CO., Proprietors. 

2A BEACON ST., BOSTON. 
Send for Agency Manual. 



J. E PURDY & CO., 
Photographers and Artists 

146 Tremont Street, Boston. 

Special Rates to Students and Professionals. 



THE TEACHERS* CO-OPERATIVE ASSOCIATION 

of New England. 

E. N. FICKETT, Prop. 8 Beacon St., Boston. Established 1885. 

Bridgewater graduates always in demand. 

Good places for those without experience. 

Prompt and careful attention given each candidate. 

Send for Manual. Telephone Connection. 



MILTON BRADLEY CO., 

SPRINGFIELD, MASS. 

Principal manufacturers in the United States of 

Kindergarten Material. 

They make also many devices and Aids for Primary Teachers. Standard Water 
Colors, Manual Training Material, Drawing Apparatus, Books for Teachers, and 
Supplies of many kinds. Send for Catalogue. 

Boston Office, 120 Boylston St. 

E. O. CLARK, Manager. 



DR. CALVIN PRATT. 

OFFICE HOURS 
TILL 9 A. M. 
12 M. TO 2 P. M. 
6 P. M. TO 7.30 P. M. 


DR. JAMES F. SMITH 

DENTIST 
OPERA HOUSE BLOCK 172 MAIN ST. 

BROCKTON, MASS. 


DR. C. J. MERCER, 
DENTIST. 

OFFICE, ELWELL BLOCK, CENTRAL SQ., 
BRIDGEWATER, MASS. 

HOURS, 6 TO 12 AND 1 TO 5 


A few good Teachers' Agen- 
cies for sale at reduced rates. 


Strthur, Jt. Willis, 

Printer, 

BRIDGEWATER, MASS. 


Apply to 
Business Manager. 



vState Normal School. 

BRIDGEWATER, MASS. 

THIS INSTITUTION is one of the ten State Normal Schools 
under the direction of the Mass. Board of Education, and is open 
to young men not less than seventeen years of age, and young wo- 
men not less than sixteen, who desire to prepare for teaching in the 
public schools of the state. 

It has a two years' course of study, a four years' course, an inter- 
mediate course which includes the two years' course and elective 
studies, a kindergarten course, and special courses for graduates of 
normal schools and colleges. 

Entrance examinations for 1903, Thursday and Friday, June 25- 
26, Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept. 8-9. Applicants must be pre- 
sent both days of the examination. Eor circulars, address 

A. G. BOYDEN, Principal. 



C. Schelde 

jCeading Sents' furnisher and 
Custom TJailor. 

Odd Fellows* Block, Bridgewater,